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Infinitive in Spanish, basic Spanish grammar (A1)

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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PRESENT TENSE IRREGULAR QUIZZES (A1)

Present tense irregular quizzes (Spanish verbs)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.

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Spanish numbers podcast (A1)

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¿Qué números se mencionan en el podcast?

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.

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Podcast_018: El Cuerpo humano (A1)

podcast : el cuerpo humanoListen 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?

 

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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: IDIOMS

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).

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