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Old June 15, 2009, 03:30 PM
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Gerunds vs. Participles in Spanish

As far as I can tell, the equivalent of adding the letters "-ing" onto a verb (running, flying, etc) in English is achieved in Spanish is by adding "ndo" to the infinitive - esperando, mirando, etc.

Is this acting as the participle (adjective form) or gerund (noun form) of the verb (or both)?

For example, which is correct:

Dormiendo es mi actividad favorita.
Sleeping is my favorite activity.


La muchacha esta dormiendo ahora.
The girl is sleeping now.

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