Impersonal and passive constructions with “se” seem very similar and can be quite confusing until you see them used together. They have quite different uses which can be seen below.
Numbers aren’t difficult to learn in Spanish if you look out for patterns. You can download the pdf sheet if you want to review all the numbers.
1. Uno and numbers ending in uno, such as 21 or 91, change to agree with the following noun. They drop the final –o before a masculine noun and have the feminine form una: Tiene cuarenta y un años (He is forty-nine years old). El libro cuesta veintiuna libras (the book costs twenty-one pounds). Continue reading Spanish vocabulary: Números (numbers)
Quisiera is the imperfect subjunctive form of querer “to want” (check here the would conjugation of “querer”). Quisiera can be used instead of “I would like” to ask for something politely
Quisiera una ración de paella de marisco, por favor. (I would like a plate of seafood paella, please.) Continue reading Language tips: Quisiera (B1)
Hoy te proponemos aprender el nombre de algunos animales.
El toro (bull) La vaca (cow)
El gallo (cockerel) La gallina (hen) Continue reading Spanish Grammar: Noun referring to animals (A2)
An interviewer is doing a survey on the street. Listen to the answers of Rubén, a young man who is visiting Madrid What does he like? After listening, answer the questions below. Finally, check your answers and read the transcription. You can also review how to use “GUSTAR” here.
We use the imperative (EL IMPERATIVO) to tell people what to do or not to do, to give advice and instructions. Because there are four words for “you” (tú, usted, vosotros, ustedes), there are four you imperative.
Forming the imperative affirmative: Continue reading Spanish grammar: Imperative affirmative (A2) -UPDATED-