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Encender Present Progressive Tense

Explore encender in the Present Progressive Tense with our interactive verb chart, engaging exercises, and daily sentence examples. Understand its use in everyday contexts. For more insights, visit our Spanish verb conjugation resource. Enhance your ‘encender’ skills on our encender conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to turn on, to light

Verb Chart: Encender Present Progressive Tense


estoy encendiendo

I am lighting (right now)


estamos encendiendo

we are lighting (right now)

(Juana, Juan)

estás encendiendo

you are lighting (right now)


(informal Spain)

estáis encendiendo

you all are lighting (right now)


(Sra./Dr. García)

está encendiendo

he/she/you are lighting (right now)


están encendiendo

they/you all are lighting (right now)

Encender Present Progressive Tense Practice

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Present Progressive Tense

Encender Present Progressive Sentence Examples

1. Yo estoy encendiendo las luces del aula.
I am turning on the lights in the classroom.
2. ¿Tú estás encendiendo la computadora para la clase en línea?
Are you turning on the computer for the online class?
3. Él está encendiendo la televisión para ver el partido.
He is turning on the TV to watch the game.
4. Ella está encendiendo una vela en su habitación.
She is lighting a candle in her room.
5. Usted está encendiendo la estufa para cocinar.
You are turning on the stove to cook.
6. Nosotros estamos encendiendo una fogata para asar la carne.
We are starting a bonfire to roast the meat.
7. Vosotros estáis encendiendo las luces del patio para la fiesta (vosotros is used only in Spain).
You all are turning on the patio lights for the party.
8. Ellos están encendiendo los faroles en el camping.
They are lighting the lanterns at the campsite.
9. ¿Ellas están encendiendo velas para la ceremonia?
Are they lighting candles for the ceremony?
10. Ustedes están encendiendo el proyector para la presentación.
You all are turning on the projector for the presentation.