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Talk Spanish: ¿QUÉ HACES CADA DÍA? (A1)

In this new section we are going to compile a few posts that are related to the same topic and, if you look at them together, they will help you learn to communicate in this very specific situation. Also, we give you the possibility to practice what you have learned in a FREE 30 MINUTES MINI CONVERSATION LESSON IN A GROUP.

Today you will learn how to talk about your daily routine and say how often do you do things. Continue reading Talk Spanish: ¿QUÉ HACES CADA DÍA? (A1)

Spanish vocabulary_A1: Adjetivos (adjectives)

Today we are going to learn some Spanish adjectives that will help you to describe things and people. Click on the link or in the images to download the pdf sheet. Then, practice this vocabulary with our quizzes and word games.

If you want to learn more about this topic, click on the link to learn more about adjectives and nouns agreement,  how to make the superlative in Spanish or adjectives to describe people. Remember to contact your tutor with any question you have or to ask for more homework. Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?

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Vocabulary: Frutas (fruits)

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Spanish grammar: Modal verbs (A1)

Modal verbs, or PERÍFRASIS VERBALES in Spanish, are used to express opinion and intention –should, can, must. The main modal verbs in Spanish are deber (to have to/must/ought), poder (to be able to), querer (to want to) and saber (to know how to).

Notice that poder, querer y saber are irregular (click on the link to see the conjugation), and in certain tenses, these verbs can have a particular meaning, so always look at the meaning of the verb from their context: Continue reading Spanish grammar: Modal verbs (A1)

Talk Spanish: PRESENTARSE (A1)

In this new section we are going to compile a few posts that are related to the same topic and, if you look at them together, they will help you learn to communicate in this very specific situation. Also, we give you the possibility to practice what you have learned in a FREE 30 MINUTES MINI CONVERSATION LESSON IN A GROUP.

The first one is very basic: you will learn how to introduce yourself, introduce others and give personal information. Try to organize the work on different days, it will be more efficient. And now let’s start: Continue reading Talk Spanish: PRESENTARSE (A1)

Spanish vocabulary: NÚMEROS ORDINALES (A1)

Click here to download the pdf sheet with a more completed list of ordinal numbers (NÚMEROS ORDINALES ) in Spanish. First, let see some tips:

1. Primero and tercero drop the o before a masculine singular noun: el primer autobús (the first bus); el tercer piso (the third floor).

2. Be careful not to confuse cuarto (fourth) with cuatro (four).

3. Because they are adjectives, ordinal numbers agree with their noun and normally go before it: primer amor (first love); primeros platos (first courses)… Consequently, the little º change to ª in the feminine. Continue reading Spanish vocabulary: NÚMEROS ORDINALES (A1)

Spanish grammar: Present tense verb ending in -AR (A1)

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Spanish verbs are divided into three main groups according to their ending -AR, -ER or -IR.  The biggest category of verbs is those ending in -AR (around 80% of all) and the good news is that more of them are regulars (click here to learn 25 verbs ending in -ar). To conjugate these verbs, just remove the ending (-ar) and then add the corresponding termination according to the subject pronoun (yo, tú, él…).

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