What is a Conjugated verb?
In a language class, your teacher might often use this word “Conjugation”. So what is it exactly? A conjugation of a verb is when a verb ending or the verb in itself changes with respective to person, number, gender, tense, aspect, mood, or voice. A simple example: I sing, She sings, He sang, You were singing…
Why is it important
It’s beneficial to you to devote a lot of time to learning conjugations as it is absolutely integral to successfully understand and speak a foreign language fluently and effortlessly. Of course it is going to be hard, complex and might make your head spin thinking how and when to use which tense. But think about this, with a good amount of practice every day you are almost there already and the rest of the things can be easily learned. So handle it, and get it out of your way so that you don’t feel stuck when you are having a conversation.
How to practice
Take it slow, be patient, and start from the commonly used verbs to the least, in order. Use verb drills, practice writing and revise conjugations in context 15-20 minutes every day and say them out loud. By doing so, you’ll practice both your speaking and listening skills. Play verb crosswords, if you are learning French past tense, sing the DR.MRS.VANDERTRAMP while walking your dog at the beach. Click this awesome link if you want learn the Spanish verb Hablar as you sing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RuevxWIoCM
Don’t forget – Handle it, get it out of your way.