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Review: el Condicional Simple Posted by on Oct 21, 2010

We use the condicional simple to express: 1. desire Me encantaría ir a Barcelona. – I would love to go to Barcelona. 2. advice Yo que tú, lo haría lo más pronto posible. – If I were you, I would do it as soon as possible. 3. probability Creo que no aceptaría la invitación. –…

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El Futuro Perfecto de Indicativo Posted by on Oct 14, 2010

Even though this verb tense has this very strange and long name, it’s not difficult to use at all. It corresponds to English Future Perfect verb tense , showing that something will have happened at some time in the future. Here’s how it is formed: Future of haber (habré, habrás, habrá, habremos, habréis, habrán) +…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 5 Form and use of the Futuro Perfecto tense Posted by on Sep 22, 2010

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? Hoy vamos a ver el tiempo Futuro Perfecto. The equivalent tense in English is “I will have done, you will have done, etc…” Primero, vamos a ver la forma (how to construct the tense) y después veremos el uso (when to use it) FORMA: La forma tiene dos partes: Primera parte: verbo…

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Reviewing Irregular Past forms, With Music! Posted by on Sep 21, 2010

Yeah, you know how much I love Latin music and I try to do something with songs in my classes all the time. Spanish irregular past verbs forms are sometimes hard to memorize and this song by Thalia can help you with the following verbs: hacer, querer, estar, tener and poder. Learn the song and…

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How to express the future in Spanish – Advanced uses Posted by on Aug 30, 2010

We don’t always need to express the future in Spanish using the Futuro de Indicativo (hablaré, cantarás, etc.). When we want to express plans and intentions we can use the indicative present form of ir (voy, vas, va, etc.) + a + infinitive of the main verb. We can also use the Presente or Imperfecto…

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Spanish Lesson Advanced 3 Uso y relación entre los diferentes tiempos del pasado en indicativo Posted by on Aug 18, 2010

¡Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a analizar los tiempos en pasado. Vamos a ver qué relación existe entre ellos y cuándo usarlos. Contraste entre Pret. Indefinido, Pret. Perfecto y Pret. Imperfecto Es un contraste puramente lingüístico. Es decir, que no tiene nada que ver con la realidad a la que se refieren. Tú puedes hablar…

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Irregular Verbs in Spanish – Past Tense (with audio) Posted by on Jul 16, 2010

All right, you’re going to tell me that verbs are hard to learn, their pronunciation is difficult and lots of other excuses. So this is what we’re going to do today. I’ve chosen some very, but very common irregular verbs in the past and I’m going to read their conjugation so you guys can practice…

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