Infinitive in Spanish

The name in Spanish is: "Infinitivo"


Infinitive is the most important form of a verb and it is one of the three impersonal forms in Spanish (together with gerund and participle).

Infinitive can ends in "-ar", "-er" or "-ir".


to speak

to eat

to sleep

Uses of the infinitive

The infinite is used:

  • To express Abstract information about an action

    Ahorrar es muy importante
    Saving is very important

  • To complement information about a conjugated verb:

    Me gusta comer mucho
    I like to eat a lot

  • To add information about a noun:

    Quiero un móvil fácil de usar
    I want a easy to use phone