POR y PARA, minitest (A2)

Por y para, ¿por qué tiene que ser tan complicado? This is what usually my students tell me all the time. Because, no doubt, that the difference between por and para, is probably Por y para mintest. How much do you know about these Spanish prepositions?one of the topics that more work required to master when learning Spanish. My advice is always to be patient, learn any case individually and practice as much as possible. What about you, do you find these two Spanish prepositions difficult to use?

Today, we propose to you to do a test to see if you have a good knowledge of preposition POR y PARA. You will also find some links below to learn more about this prepositions. But, first, do the quiz below; it will help you decide.

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WHAT IS A PREPOSITION, Spanish grammar (A1)

What is a preposition?

what is a prepositionA preposition is a word or group of words, that is placed before a noun or a pronoun, to show a relationship in a sentence. Prepositions allow us to put variety into sentences, by adding new information about time, direction, location, and ownership. On the other hand, take into account that prepositions do not change form; they are invariable.

 Se ha ido a la estación. (He is gone to the station.): DIRECTION.

El avión llega a la una. (The plane arrives at one o’clock.): TIME.

Tenemos una casa en el campo. (We have a house in the countryside.): LOCATION.

La casa de Ramón. (Ramon’s house.): OWNERSHIP

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Rain cats and dogs in Spanish is CAER CHUZOS DE PUNTA (to fall sharp spears). Look to these Spanish English phrases to understand better how this Spanish idiom works.

rain cats and dog in Spanish CAER CHUZOS DE PUNTA.¡No pudes marcharte ahora! Están cayendo chuzos de punta y no tienes paraguas (You can’t leave just now! It is raining cats and dogs and you don’t have an umbrella).

 En los meses de julio y agosto caen chuzos de punta en India, porque es cuando viene el Monzón (In July and August months it rains cats and dog because is when the Monsoon comes).

Cuando regresabamos de la fiesta, caían chuzos de punta (When we were returning after the party, it was raining cats and dogs).


Direct object pronouns in Spanish: Basic grammar (A2)

Direct object pronouns (PRONOMBRES DE COMPLEMENTO DIRECTO) only can replace a direct object. First of all, we must know that direct objects receive the action of the verb in a sentence and they can be a thing, an animal or a person, look at the example.

Direct Object Pronouns in SpanishMessi golpeó el balón (Messi hit the ball)

Messi golpeó a Ronaldo ( Messi hit Ronaldo)

On the left, you have the list of the  Spanish direct object pronouns, and continue reading to see how they work.

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Mood in Spanish for beginners

Mood in Spanish is said ESTADOS DE ÁNIMO and with this vocabulary, we are going learn how to describe people feeling and state of mind.

mood in Spanish - Estados de ánimo en españolHere you have an activity to learn some names and adjectives to say how we feel (names are used with verb “tener” adjectives are used with “estar“, click on the link to check the conjugation of these two verbs). Notice that they are not used to describe people personality but to talk about temporal states. Practice this game as many time as you want until feel confident, below you will find the list of the vocabulary and link to more adjectives to talk about people mood ¡Vamos a trabajar!

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Football in Spanish: vocabulary (B1)

Football in Spanish (or soccer) is said FÚTBOL. Let’s see how to learn more about this topics.

football in Spanish. Vocabulary and quizzesSi te gusta el fútbol tienes mucha suerte, el Mundial de Rusia está a punto de empezar y durante las próximas semanas no se hablará de otra cosa. Si no te gusta, resignación.

Hoy te dejamos un pequeño glosario, español e inglés, de palabras relacionadas con el fútbol. Más exactamente “55 palabras para hablar del Mundial de Rusia 2018 en español”. Lo que te ayudará a seguir las noticias sobre el mundial en la prensa española.

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