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Everyday Spanish 04 Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Cómo les va todo? Are you enjoying the cool everyday Spanish expressions? Here are some more of them! A la una, a las dos… – Going once, going twice… A propósito… – By the way… Ahora en serio… – Now seriously… Al final todo salió bien. – It all worked out eventually. Con el…

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The conditional tense II: Usage Posted by on Jan 28, 2011

There are several ways in which the conditional is used in Spanish.  The connection among the conditional uses of verbs is that they don’t refer to events that definitely or necessarily have happened or are happening. In other words, the conditional tense refers to acts that can be seen as hypothetical, as we will see…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 11 Relative Clauses Posted by on Jan 26, 2011

¡Hola a todos! ¿Qué tal la semana? Hoy vamos a practicar el Presente de Subjuntivo en frases de relativo – Present Subjuntive in Relative Clauses. We will first discuss exactly what a Relative Clause is and afterwards we will see when and when not to use the Present Subjunctive in such cases. When you find…

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The conditional tense in Spanish I: Form Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

The conditional tense I:  Form. The conditional tense is one of the most complicated tenses in Spanish. It does not only refer to a concrete moment in time (past, present or future), but it is used to express probability, possibility, wonder or conjecture. It is very connected to the future tense, that´s why we call…

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Everyday Spanish 03 Posted by on Jan 24, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Cómo les va todo? Are you ready to learn some more cool everyday Spanish expressions? Shall we go for it? ¡Trato hecho! – Deal! ¡Tú mandas! – You’re the boss! ¡Vete! ¡Lárgate! – Get out of here! ¡Ya basta! ¡Basta ya! – That’s enough! I’ve had enough! ¡Ya me di cuenta! – So I’ve…

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La recogida de la aceituna Posted by on Jan 21, 2011

Con el invierno no solo llega el frío, sino la época de recolección de un fruto que nos proporciona nuestro conocido “oro líquido”: la aceituna.  El aceite de oliva ha sido, y sigue siendo, pieza fundamental en la rica dieta mediterránea. Desde mediados de otoño hasta casi primavera, los campos de olivares se llenan de…

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Everyday Spanish 02 Posted by on Jan 20, 2011

Let’s continue with our everyday Spanish expressions, shall we? But first, remember to review the previous expressions to test yourself and become more fluent in Spanish. ¡Eso es un robo! – That’s a ripoff! ¡Eso es una miseria! – That’s peanuts! ¡Fue impresionante! – It was awesome! ¡Habla de una vez! – Spit it out!…

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