Ir(Irse) and Gerund
Ir(Irse) + gerund is a very common construction in Spanish. It’s similar to the construction of Estar + gerund in that it implies an action taking place, however Ir + gerund is generally meant to give the sense of an action gradually unfolding, little by little, over time.
To better understand how to use Ir + gerund in a Spanish conversation, we’ve pulled out a selection of lessons from our bonus study guides.
The examples below are meant to help illustrate the unfolding action that’s implied whenever we use the verb ir plus a gerund.
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In the free version of the Beach Store podcast, Paulina talked to us in depth about the construction of Ir(Irse) + gerund and gave us more examples of how to use them. You can listen to that discussion here.
Ir and Gerund Examples
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