Hoy vamos de compras (do shopping) y vamos a aprender el nombre de algunas tiendas (shops): Primero, descarga la hoja vocabulario en pdf (download the pdf vocabulary worksheet) y luego practica el vocabulario con nuestros quizzes.
Remember you can contact your tutor with any question you have. Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?
Do you know how to say in Spanish “to call the shots”?
It is said…
Tener la sartén por el mango
(To hold the frying pan by the handle).
TENER, usually translated as “to have“ in the sense of meaning “to possess” or “to own. It is a particularly useful verb.
In general, its conjugation is quite irregular, here you have the present tense:
But it is not only is it used to indicate possession, it is also used in a variety of idiomatic expressions to indicate emotions or states of being.
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).
The verbs that express coming and going are little tricky for English speakers. In English, come indicates where you are or where the person you are talking to is, or will be, at the time of the expected arrival; and go indicates a third place where neither the speaker or the hearer is expected to be. In other words, in English, one can come here, come there, or go there. In Spanish, it’s much simpler: venir is used with aquí and acá (here); ir is used with allí and allá (there).