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Spanish Lesson Beginner 18 Verbo Ir and transport Posted by on Jun 15, 2011 in Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola a todos!

Today we are going to look at the Spanish verb “Ir” (“to go”), some useful transport vocabulary in Spanish and sentences related to “Ir”:

Ir: To go:

(yo) voy: I go
(tú) vas: You go (friendly)
(usted) va: You go (formal)
(él/ella) va: He/She goes
(nosotros/as) vamos: We go
(vosotros/as) váis: You go (group/friendly)
(ustedes) van: You go (group/formal)
(ellos) van: They go

Voy a: I go to
Voy a Madrid: I go to Madrid / I am going to Madrid
¿Vas a Madrid?: Do you go to Madrid? / Are you going to Madrid?
No voy a Madrid: I don´t go to Madrid / I am not going to Madrid
¿Dónde?: Where
¿Adónde?: Where to
¿A dónde vas?: Where do you go to? / Where are you going to?

Transport vocabulary in Spanish:

Tren: Train
Avión: Plane
Barco: Ship
Bicicleta: Bicycle
Coche: Car
Autobús: Bus
Metro: Underground/Tube
Andando: Walking

Sentences related to “Ir”:

Voy en coche: I go by car / I am going by car.
Voy andando: I go walking / I am going walking.
Voy a Tenerife en avión: I go to Tenerife by plane / I am going to Tenerife by plane.

Now let´s practice “el verbo ir” and the transport vocabulary we have just learned. I am going to read a short story and I would like you to answer the questions that follow:

Mónica y Cristina son dos hermanas que viven en Barcelona. Mónica trabaja en una oficina. Va a la oficina en tren. Cristina es dentista. Tiene una clínica en su casa. El marido de Cristina se llama Roberto. Él trabaja en un banco. Va al banco en coche. Mónica no tiene marido, pero vive con su amigo Pepe. Pepe no trabaja, estudia Medicina en la Universidad. Pepe va a la Universidad en autobús con su amigo Fidel. Fidel tiene coche, pero no va a la universidad en coche.

1. ¿Mónica vive con Cristina?

2. ¿Cuál es la profesión de Cristina?

3. ¿Cómo va a la oficina Mónica, en coche o en tren?

4. ¿Con quién vive Mónica?

5. ¿Dónde trabaja Fidel?

6. ¿Qué estudia Pepe?

7. ¿Adónde van Fidel y Pepe?

8. ¿Adónde va Roberto en coche?

This is all for today. I hope you have understood the story I just read and have been able to answer the questions. If you haven´t, don’t worry. It is not easy at first. Listen to it as many times as you need to be able to understand it well. And once you do understand it, be happy and proud. Your Spanish is coming along very nicely: you are able to understand a text and questions in Spanish already and with a bit of confidence you will soon start making really significant progress. Well done and good luck!


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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.


  1. Michael Mulcahy:

    When will I get the correct answers to the questions to check if I am correct.