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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 34 Different uses of Como Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Hoy vamos a practicar los diferentes usos de la palabra Como. Today, we are going to practice the different uses of the Spanish word Como.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Intermediate theory video lesson 34

1. Let´s see first if you understand these comparisons all using “Como”:

Mi hermano es tan alto como el tuyo.
Beber es tan malo como fumar.
No soy tan mala como tú piensas.
Mi perro no es tan agresivo como dicen.
No he comprado tantos libros como tú.

2. Next, can you translate the following comparisons from English to Spanish?

My dress is as nice as yours.
Living here is as interesting as living in London.
I haven´t got as many problems as before.
My friends are as studious as I am.
Tomorrow I am not going to eat as much as today.

3. Now I will say a sentence in Spanish using “Como” and a verb in indicative or subjunctive. Afterwards I will ask you a question in Spanish you only need you answer “Sí” or “No”:

Pedro me dijo: “Puedo hacerlo como quieras” ¿Sabía Pedro cómo lo quiero?
Ana me dijo: “Voy a hacer la salsa como a ti te gusta” ¿Sabía Ana cómo me gusta la salsa?
Silvia me dijo: “Quiero cocinar todo como me recomiendes” ¿Sabía Silvia qué le recomiendo?
Carlos me dijo: “Voy a hacer las actividades como me digas”. ¿Sabía Carlos mi explicación sobre las actividades?

4. Let´s translate now the following Spanish sentences using “Como si” and a verb in subjuntivo:

Me siento como si fuera a vomitar.
Me siento como si estuviera en una nube.
Antonio habla como si estuviera borracho.
Comes como si no hubieras comido nada en tres días.

5. Finally, I would like you to make some sentences using “Ni que”. I will give you a sentence and I would like you to create a sentence using “Ni que” related to that. For example, if I say: “María me ha dicho que no vuelva tarde a casa” You could say: “¡Ni que fuera mi madre!”:

Miguel me ha dicho que no he hecho bien la paella.
Carlota habla alemán perfectamente.
Mi compañera de trabajo siempre me dice lo que tengo que hacer.
Beatriz dice que canto mal.

This is all for today.

As you see, “Como” is a Spanish word that is used in many different situations. I hope this practice lesson has helped you to better understand and remember its various uses.

See you next time with more Spanish practice.

¡Adiós!

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Answers:

1.
My brother is as tall as yours.
Drinking is as bad as smoking.
I am not as bad as you think.
My dog is not as aggresive as they say.
I haven´t bought as many books as you.

2.
Mi vestido es tan bonito como el tuyo.
Vivir aquí es tan interesante como vivir en Londres.
No tengo tantos problemas como antes.
Mis amigos son tan estudiosos como yo.
Mañana no voy a comer tanto como hoy.

3.
No

No
No

4.
I feel as if I was going to vomit.
I feel as if I was in a cloud.
Antonio speaks as if he was drunk.
You eat as if you hadn´t eaten in three days.

5. (Possible answers)
¡Ni que fuera cocinero!
¡Ni que fuera alemana!
¡Ni que fuera mi jefa!
¡Ni que fuera cantante!

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.


Comments:

  1. Karan sarswat:

    Quisiera aprender todo el uso de “como” porque me cuesta mucho . Si usted es tan amable me puede enseñar