Spanish Verbs: Acabar de + infinitive
Many expressions in Spanish are formed by combining a conjugated verb, followed by the preposition "de", with an infinitive verb. One useful expression is formed by combining the verb acabar (conjugated), followed by "de", with an infinitive verb. The formula is:
- acabar de + infinitive = to have just done/completed something
Read and listen to the following examples for the verb combination acabar de + infinitive, then repeat each out loud.
I just traveled to Spain.
Acabo de viajar a España.
He has just finished his dinner.
Él acaba de cenar.
We just took the car to the shop.
Acabamos de llevar el coche al taller mecánico.
They have just swum in the swimming pool.
Ellos acaban de nadar en la piscina.
Juan has just spoken with the police.
Juan acaba de conversar con la policía.
You have just written a poem.
Vosotros acabáis de escribir un poema.