Spanish Grammar: When to use the imperfect tense (A2)

Pretérito Imperfecto2The PRETÉRITO IMPERFECTO or imperfect in English is one of the tenses we use in Spanish to describe the past. Its conjugation is very simple, you can see it on this link. Now we are going to see how to use it.
We use the imperfect tense in Spanish to talk about an action in the past which is either repeated or habitual. English has several ways of conveying this was/were doing, used to do, would do, did:

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Spanish Spelling: using Y and LL (B1)

The letter  Y and the double-l (ll) are generally pronounced the same as one another. However, depending on which region you are in, they can be pronounced distinctly. Sometimes they sound like an English “y” in the word “yes.” Other times, they sound like an English “j” in the name “Jessica.” In Argentina and Uruguay, they even make a “sh” sound like in the English word “shoe.” Continue reading Spanish Spelling: using Y and LL (B1)

Spanish grammar: Spanish superlative with -isimo (A2)

El guepardo es un animal rapidísimo.

You can express an ultimate degree of something by adding ísimo to an adjective. When the adjective finishes in a vowel this is dropped:

especial (special) = especialísimo.

bello (beautiful) = bellísimo.

There are some irregulars, for instant adjectives ending in -able end with  –bilísimo/a. Continue reading Spanish grammar: Spanish superlative with -isimo (A2)