Spanish Verbs

The Present Perfect Tense

The compound tenses are formed by taking the auxilary verb "haber" and adding a past participle.

Therefore, the present perfect takes the present tense form of the verb "haber" and adds the past participle.

Here is "haber" in the present tense.

  singular plural
first person he hemos
second person has habéis
third person ha han


Here is an example of "comer" conjugated in the present perfect. Note that the past participle of "comer" is comido.

yo he comido
tú has comido
él/ella/usted ha comido
nosotros hemos comido
vosotros habéis comido
ellos/ellas/ustedes han comido