The infinitive allows you to speak of an action in the abstract, as a noun. In English, infinitives are verbs preceded by “to”: to be, to go, to stay, and so on. Spanish infinitives do not have any function words equivalent to the English “to” that precede them, but you can recognize them by one of three possible endings: –ar, –er, and –ir. These three groupings aren’t arbitrary—they signal how the verb should be conjugated. For every tense, you’ll learn three sets of regular endings, one for each of these groups.
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Ready to master the irregular verbs in the present tense? Below you have 14 quizzes to practice the conjugation of the Spanish irregular verbs in the present tense, from?crosswords to word search or fill the gaps. Click here to learn more.
Estás preparado para dominar los verbos irregulares en el presente de indicativo? Abajo tienes 14 actividades para practicar la conjugación de los verbos irregulares españoles en el presente de indicativo, de crucigramas a sopas de letras o rellena huecos. Cliquea en el vínculo para saber más.
In this podcast, you are going to listen to some people speaking, pay attention and answer the questions below about the numbers they mention. When you finish, check your answers and the transcription of the Spanish numbers podcast.
En este podcast vas a escuchar a algunas personas hablando, presta atención y responde a las preguntas de abajo sobre los números que se mencionan. Cuando termines, comprueba tus respuestas y la transcripción de este podcast sobre los números en español.
Think of the definite article (artículos determinados in Spanish)as one pointing to a concrete noun. In English, we’ve only got one: “the.” In Spanish, you have four forms, depending on the noun’s gender and number (one or more than one). Continue reading DEFINITE ARTICLES AND CONTRACTIONS IN SPANISH (A2)
Listen to this audio in which a person talks about the different parts of the human body and relates them to some actions. Listen to the podcast several times, answer the questions below and, finally, check your answers and the transcript.
Click on the link if you want to review the vocabulary related to the human body and practice with some quizzes. You can learn more by listening to the song “Mis ojos” by the Mexican group Maná, it is at the bottom. Remember to ask your tutor any question you have Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?
Greetings in Spanish. Say hello and goodbye.
The first thing you should know how to say in Spanish is “Hello”. There are different greetings in Spanish for different times of the day. On the blackboard, you can find out what to say when.
What is a preposition?
A 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
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.
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).
Daily routines in Spanish (rutinas diarias), it is what we are going to learn on this video with quizzes. Let’s start watching the video:
Possessive adjectives in Spanish(LOS ADJETIVOS POSESIVOS), like those of English, are a way of indicating who owns or is in possession of something. Their use is straightforward, although they (like other adjectives) must match the nouns they modify in both number and gender.