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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 24 Indirect or Reported Speech – Estilo Indirecto (Part 1) Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a practicar el Estilo Indirecto en español. Today we are going to practice the Spanish “Estilo Indirecto” – Indirect or Reported Speech. This is the first part in a series of two video lessons on the topic. Indirect or Reported Speech is a way of reporting a statement or question…

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Advanced Spanish Lesson 23 Expresiones de probabilidad Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

In this advanced level Spanish video lesson we will look at Spanish expressions of probability, the minor differences between them and whether the verb needs to be in its indicative or subjunctive form. ¡Hola a todos! ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a ver con detalle las diferentes expresiones de probabilidad. Son expresiones que seguro que conocéis…

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Intermediate Spanish Lesson 23 How to choose the Spanish Indicative or Subjunctive when expressing opinion Posted by on Oct 12, 2011

Hola ¿Qué tal? Hoy vamos a ver cómo elegir si usar el indicativo o subjuntivo cuando expresamos nuestra opinión. Today we are going to see how to make the correct choice between the Spanish Indicative and the Spanish Subjunctive when expressing opinion. Stating facts + indicativo: • Es seguro que: It’s sure that • Es…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 21 Correlation between Indicativo & Subjuntivo Posted by on Aug 31, 2011

In this Spanish video lesson we are going to look at the correlation between the Spanish Indicativo and the Spanish Subjuntivo to be able to know when you need to use the “Presente de subjuntivo” and when to use the “Pretérito Imperfecto de subjuntivo”. It all depends on which verb tense you are using in…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 20 Spanish verb tense “El Pretérito Imperfecto de Subjuntivo” Posted by on Aug 10, 2011

¡Hola a todos! Today we are going to see a new Spanish verb tense:“El Pretérito Imperfecto de Subjuntivo”. We will start by analysing its form and then afterwards we will see in which situations the “Pretérito Imperfecto de Subjuntivo” is used. -AR verbs: • (Yo) hablara/hablase: I spoke • (Tú) hablaras/hablases: You spoke (friendly) •…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 17 Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo Posted by on Jun 1, 2011

¡Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a practicar un subjuntivo nuevo: El Pretérito Perfecto de Subjuntivo. First we will see how to construct this grammar tense and later how to use it. This tense has two parts: Presente de subjuntivo de “haber” + Participio pasado Let´s see first the Presente de subjuntivo of the verb “Haber”…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 13 Presente de Subjuntivo with temporary sentences Posted by on Mar 9, 2011

¡Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a ver el uso del Presente de Subjuntivo en frases temporales (temporary sentences). A temporary sentence is one which uses words such as “when”, “while”, “before”, “after”, “until”, etc, with a verb afterwards. For example: “Cuando hace calor voy a la playa” which means “When it is hot I go…

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