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The Spanish Voseo: When, Where, and How to Use It Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

If you studied Spanish in a high school classroom, you probably learned on day one about the two different forms of addressing someone in the second person: tú and usted. Not so hard–one for familiar folks like friends and family, the other for the people you’d give a “Mr.” or “Mrs.” to in English, and ya…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 29 Indefinite pronouns and adjectives in Spanish Posted by on Feb 1, 2012

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? In this Beginner Level Spanish lesson we will learn all about Spanish indefinite pronouns and adjectives. These are words such as some, any, something, and anything in English. As with English, the Spanish indefinite pronoun or adjective you use depends on whether the sentence is negative, positive or a question. In English…

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Advanced Spanish Lesson 28 When to use Lo Posted by on Jan 25, 2012

In this advanced level Spanish lesson we will analyse the little Spanish word “lo” and all its uses. This is a short, but vital word to understand and many students struggle on, never fully grasping all of the sides to “lo”. There is no one clear and simple translation for “lo” and this is probably…

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Interrogative Pronouns Posted by on Jan 13, 2012

Interrogative pronouns, also used as exclamative pronouns, can be variable or invariable. Take a look: Invariables: qué (what/which) – cuándo (when) – cómo (how) – dónde (where) Variables: cuál – cuáles (which one/s) – quién – quiénes (who) – cuánto/a – cuántos/as (how much/many) Here are some examples of how they’re used: Qué + noun…

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The position of direct and indirect objects in sentences Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

The pronombre complemento can come: 1. After the verb – this is called énclisis. Llámame a las ocho. In the case above the verb and the pronoun are written together. Attention! The pronombre complement always comes after verbs: – in the gerund: Estoy escribiéndole una carta. – Estoy escribiéndosela. – in the infinitive: Voy a…

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Verbs with two objects Posted by on Dec 16, 2011

As we saw last week, we have verbs that have direct and indirect objects. Some verbs, however, have two objects: one direct and another indirect (with a preposition). Let’s see an example: Él escribió la carta para mí. – He wrote the letter to me. la carta – direct object para mí – indirect objetc…

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The Direct and Indirect Objects in Spanish – Part 02 Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

The pronombres complemento directo are: yo – me tú – te él/usted (hombre) – lo / le ella / usted (mujer) – la nosotros (as) – nos vosotros (as) – os ellos / ustedes (hombres) – los / les ellas / ustedes (mujeres) – las Here are some more examples with complementos directos: Él la…

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