Empezar Present Progressive Tense

Master empezar in the Present Progressive Tense with our comprehensive verb chart, fun exercises, and real-world sentence examples. Explore its usage in initiating actions. Deepen your language skills at our Spanish verbs section. Practice ’empezar’ on our empezar conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to begin, to start

Verb Chart: Empezar Present Progressive Tense


estoy empezando

I am starting (right now)


estamos empezando

we are starting (right now)

(Juana, Juan)

estás empezando

you are starting (right now)


(informal Spain)

estáis empezando

you all are starting (right now)


(Sra./Dr. García)

está empezando

he/she/you are starting (right now)


están empezando

they/you all are starting (right now)

Empezar Present Progressive Tense Practice

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Present Progressive Tense

Empezar Present Progressive Sentence Examples

1. Yo estoy empezando a aprender a tocar la guitarra.
I am starting to learn to play the guitar.
2. ¿Tú estás empezando a hacer tu tarea?
Are you starting to do your homework?
3. Él está empezando un nuevo hobby, la fotografía.
He is starting a new hobby, photography.
4. Ella está empezando a escribir un blog sobre sus viajes.
She is starting to write a blog about her travels.
5. Usted está empezando a tomar clases de yoga.
You are starting to take yoga classes.
6. Nosotros estamos empezando un proyecto de reforestación.
We are starting a reforestation project.
7. Vosotros estáis empezando a organizar el evento benéfico (vosotros is used only in Spain).
You all are starting to organize the charity event.
8. Ellos están empezando a jugar un nuevo videojuego.
They are starting to play a new video game.
9. ¿Ellas están empezando a aprender francés?
Are they starting to learn French?
10. Ustedes están empezando a planificar la excursión de fin de año.
You all are starting to plan the end-of-year trip.
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