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Present Indicative of the verbs in "ea" (2nd conjugation)

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Verbs with the infinitive ending in „-ea” are considered verbs of the 2nd conjugation.

Some models conjugation are below:

A avea (engl. to have), a tăcea (engl. to be silent), a vedea (engl. to see), a bea (engl. to drink)

A avea

A tăcea

Eu am

Eu tac

Tu ai

Tu taci

El / ea are

El / ea tace

Noi avem

Noi tăcem

Voi aveți

Voi tăci

Ei /ele au

Ei / ele tac


A vedea

A bea

Eu văd

Eu beau

Tu vezi

Tu bei

El / ea vede

El / ea bea

Noi vedem

Noi bem

Voi vedeți

Voi beți

Ei /ele văd

Ei / ele beau

As we can see from the examples above, verb roots have a lot of irregular forms. Nevertheless, we can formulate some rules: the Present Tense ending must be added to the verb root. For most verbs from the 2nd group, the endings are: Ø, -i, -e, -em, -eți, Ø. The exception is the verb "to drink" (a bea), where the ending is "u" in the 1st person singular.

For most verbs, the 1st person singular is homonymous with the 3rd person plural:

eu văd (I see) = ei văd (they see)

eu beau (I drink) = ei beau (they drink)


The negative form

Particle "nu" must be placed in front of the verbs.

A vedea

A bea

Eu nu văd (I don't see)

Eu nu beau (I don't drink)

Tu nu vezi(you don't see)

Tu nu bei (you don't drink)

El / ea nu vede (he / she doesn't see)

El / ea nu bea (he / she doesn't drink)

Noi nu vedem (we don't see)

Noi nu bem (we don't drink)

Voi nu vedeți (you don't see)

Voi nu beți (you don't drink)

Ei /ele nu văd (they don't see)

Ei / ele nu beau (they don't drink)

Mona Moldoveanu Pologea, Ph.D. Linguist

ROLANG School, Managing Director