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Spanish verbs with double past participle forms: Is it “Imprimido” or “impreso”? Posted by on Aug 14, 2014

Esta tarde he imprimido una copia de cada uno de mis posts. ¿O se dice “He impreso una copia de cada uno de mis posts”? ¿Alguna vez se os ha presentado este dilema? Hoy vamos a ver de dónde proviene. Como ya sabréis el participio es una forma no personal del verbo, que funciona como…

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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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How to say “I’ve been doing something” in Spanish Posted by on May 27, 2011

Hey, there! How’s it going? Sometimes we need to adapt some structures in English and Spanish to get our meaning across. That happens when we say we’ve been doing something for some time in Spanish. Read some examples: I’ve been telling you this for a year, but you don’t pay any attention. Durante un año…

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Review: Time Expressions with el Pretérito Imperfecto and el Pretérito Perfecto Simple. Posted by on Apr 26, 2011

We use time expressions which include the present moment with the Pretérito Perfecto: Tú has estado en Santiago (You have been in Santiago) … hoy. (today) … esta mañana. (this morning – morning is not over yet) … esta tarde. (this afternoon – the afternoon is not over yet) … esta noche. (this evening/tonight –…

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The conditional tense in Spanish I: Form Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

The conditional tense I:  Form. The conditional tense is one of the most complicated tenses in Spanish. It does not only refer to a concrete moment in time (past, present or future), but it is used to express probability, possibility, wonder or conjecture. It is very connected to the future tense, that´s why we call…

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