Spanish gerundio: conjugation/form of a verb (ending -ndo) that shows an action in progress (without being specific). In general:

-ar verbs → stem + -ando

-er and -ir verbs → stem + -iendo

Estoy buscando – I’m looking for (compound verb)

Salío corriendo – He went out (left) running (used as an adverb)

In general, the progressive/continuous tenses are:

estar + gerundio


Él estaba leyendo – He was reading (imperfect)

Estoy leyendo – I am reading (present)

Estuve leyendo – I was reading (past – not actually progressive/continuous)

Estará trabajando – He will be working (future)

In English

Hence gerundio best matches present participle

Gerundio was last edited on 2019-09-03  
Topic: Spanish