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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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What did you use to do when you were a kid? Say it in Spanish! Posted by on Nov 8, 2010

La niñez, qué época tan buena. In this post I’d like to know, me gustaría saber, what did you use to do when you were a boy/girl? I was a very naughty boy, un niño travieso, so I was in trouble all the time! Leave your answers in the comments. Cuando yo era niño/a, yo…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 7 How to use the Present Subjunctive Tense with expressions of probability Posted by on Nov 3, 2010

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a practicar como usar el presente de subjuntivo con frases de probabilidad. In this lesson we are going to practice how to use the Subjunctive Present Tense with sentences of probability. “Sentences of probability” are sentences that highlight the probability of something happening with words such as “maybe”, “hopefully” or…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 3 – Tips to learn the irregular verbs of El Presente de Subjuntivo Posted by on Aug 11, 2010

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal estáis? Today we are going to see the present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo) tense of irregular verbs. It is difficult to remember all the different tenses for all irregular verbs, so I am going to show you some useful tips that will make it easier. I hope they help. Basically, the key…

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More Irregular Verbs in Spanish – Past Tense (with audio) Posted by on Jul 20, 2010

Now listen to the second part of our irregular verb audio drills. Practice your listening and repeat after each conjugation. Venir (to come) vine viniste vino vinimos vinisteis vinieron Poner (to put) puse pusiste puso pusimos pusisteis pusieron Querer (to want) quise quisiste quiso quisimos quisisteis quisieron Saber (to know) supe supiste supo supimos supisteis…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 1 Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto Posted by on Jun 30, 2010

¡Hola a todos! Today we are going to practice the Spanish verb tense Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto. The equivalent in English is the Past Perfect: I had done, I had eaten, I had seen, etc. Usamos el Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto para expresar una acción pasada anterior a otra acción pasada (we use the Past Perfect to express an…

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Progressive constructions in Spanish Posted by on Apr 28, 2010

Progressive constructions Most intermediate learners of Spanish are familiar with the present progressive tense (presente progresivo), which is the most common progressive construction. The present progressive tense is formed using the present tense of the verb ESTAR (to be) + the gerund (-ing form) of the main verb, called. If you need a reminder, this…

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