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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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Learning verbs with Jaimito… Spanish jokes about verbal tenses. Posted by on May 23, 2014

¡Hola a todos! ¿Conocéis a Jaimito? Es un niño muy famoso aquí en España, posiblemente el personaje más conocido de nuestros chistes. Jaimito es un chiquillo pequeño y bastante travieso que siempre está planteando preguntas embarazosas, o haciendo trastadas. Siendo un niño pequeño, tiene que ir al cole e intentar aprender cómo conjugar los verbos…

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Review: Los Verbos de Cambio Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

Hello, there! Let’s kick this week off with a very interesting dialogue that uses lots of the verbos de cambio. Read the dialogue over and over again and see how natural it is. Keep practicing it! Two neighbors are talking: A: ¡Hola! B: ¡Hola, maja! A: ¿Qué pasa?, te encuentro fatal. B: Ya ves……

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Impersonal verbal structures in Spanish: how to use the verbs “haber” and “hacer” properly Posted by on May 24, 2013

Today we are going to review the different impersonal structures we can find in Spanish with the verbs “haber” and “hacer”, doing some easy exercises. Let´s remember their most common uses first. The verb “haber” is used: 1. As an auxiliary verb: El jefe ha llegado tarde a la reunión. Mis padres han salido a…

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Reviewing past tenses in Spanish with songs Posted by on May 16, 2013

Hi all! I know you have been working hard to learn Spanish verbs in past tense in some previous posts, so I think it´s a good idea to do an exercise to review them. I have chosen a song by Joaquin Sabina, and I have removed all verbs, giving you them in the infinitive form…

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Answer to yesterday’s verb exercise Posted by on Feb 9, 2013

¡Hola a todos! Here are the answers to yesterday’s verb exercise. ¿Por qué Julián no habrá venido a cenar? (venir) I wonder why Julián hasn’t come to dinner. En pocos minutos (tú) habrás terminado el examen.(terminar) In a few minutes you will have finished your test. Cuando lleguemos al cine la película ya habrá empezado (empezar)…

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What are “family verbs”? Posted by on Oct 20, 2012

So I don’t know if the term “family verbs” exists, but I used it to show you that there are some verbs in Spanish that change their prefixes and have the same verb root, like tener, volver, decir, venir, traer, formar, and hacer (among others) and make other verbs, related in meaning. So let’s start…

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