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Categoría: Level B1
Lower intermediate resources
Había olvidado terminar mis ejercicios. (I’d forgotten to finish my homework.)
Do you know how to say in Spanish “To bite the bullet”?
It is said…
Tragarse el sapo
(to swallow the toad)
Ponerse can be used to indicate changes in mood, physical conditions and appearance, voluntary or involuntary, which are usually short-lived, e.g. ponerse enfermo/a (to get ill), ponerse furioso/a (to get very angry), ponerse contento/a (to become pleased), although there are exceptions. There is sometimes some overlap with quedarse and volverse. Continue reading Spanish Grammar: Verbs of becoming PONERSE (B1)
The subjunctive (el subjuntivo) is a mood that expresses several concepts, such as a wish, hope, or doubt, as well as an obligation or a necessity. It is only used occasionally in modern in English, but in Spanish is quite common.
Espero que tengáis un buen viaje (I hope you have a good trip).
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.
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)
Do you know how to say in Spanish “to be stunned“?
It is said…
Quedarse de piedra
(To turn to stone)