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“Sobre el idioma español”, the parody of a poem Posted by on Nov 29, 2011

Today´s post will probably be a bit hard for beginners, but it is a good summary about some of the problems we can find when studying my language. This poem was written in 1921 by Pablo Parellada, a satiric writer , novelist, playwright, and humorous draftsman who used such funny nicknames as “Melitón González”or “Pancho…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 23 Leisure activities and frequency expressions in Spanish Posted by on Oct 5, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? Today, we are going to see some common leisure activities in Spanish and how to say when and how often we do them. First let’s see some useful leisure activity verbs: • Ver la televisión: To watch TV • Leer el periódico: To read the newspaper • Leer un libro: To read…

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Adverbial expressions Posted by on Jul 25, 2011

OK, so you already know that you form adverbs by adding the -mente ending to adjectives, but did you know that there are several expressions that serve as adverbs and don’t end in -mente? Let’s check out some of them. Nos sirvió a galope. He served us very fast. Los visita a menudo. He often…

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How to use the word “demás” Posted by on Jul 18, 2011

Demás is a very common word in Spanish and it has four basic uses in Spanish. Let’s check them out! 1. Preceded by los and las it means the (other) people, the others. Todavía estamos en la oficina pero los demás ya se fueron. We’re still in the office but the others are already gone. (the…

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Video: Time Adverbs Posted by on Dec 28, 2010

Hello, there! Here’s a video with the most common time adverbs in Spanish. Remember to watch the video, stop, repeat, watch it again, until you can master the sentences and meanings, ok? See you all next time!

Muy y Mucho Posted by on Dec 6, 2010

Vamos a aprender el uso de muy y mucho. Los dos son adverbios de cantidad. Muy es invariable. Acompaña adverbios y adjetivos independientemente del género y número de estos: muy malo (very bad) muy buenos (very good – masculine plural) muy guapa (very beautiful – feminine) muy altos (very tall – masculine plural) muy lejos…

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Spanish Lesson Advanced 8 Expresiones coloquiales de modo Posted by on Dec 1, 2010

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis todos? Hoy vamos a ver unas locuciones adverbiales de modo que se usan mucho en español. ¿Qué son las “locuciones adverbiales”? Pues son expresiones compuestas por una preposición y un sintagma nominal, adjetivo o adverbio que funcionan igual que un adverbio. La definición quizás os parezca un poco complicada, pero cuando veamos…

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