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Spelling changes in irregular verbs Posted by on Jan 26, 2012

As you may be aware of, irregular verbs are the ones that have some kind of alteration in their radical or endings. Let’s take a look at some of these changes in Spanish verbs that have to do with sound (eufonía = good sound). Such changes are not exactly irregularities because verbs keep the same…

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Perífrasis: estar a punto de (to be about to) Posted by on Nov 3, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Cómo están todos? Today let’s take a look at the perífrasis (verb expression) estar a punto de + infinitive. It’s used when we’re about to do something or something is going to happen very soon. For example, let’s suppose you’ve been waiting for the bus for over an hour and it still hasn’t come…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 24 The Spanish verb “Gustar” (To like) Posted by on Oct 26, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis? Today we are going to look in detail at the Spanish verb “Gustar” (To like). This is a very commonly used verb which doesn´t work in the same way as the other Spanish verbs we have previously seen. Although it ends in –AR, we don´t say: Yo gusto, Tu gustas, Él gusta…

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Perífrasis verbal: liarse a + infinitivo Posted by on Oct 10, 2011

Hi, everybody! Espero que estén todos bien. Today let’s take a look at the verb phrase liarse a followed by the infinitive in Spanish. This phrase expresses the beginning of an action where its timespan is not clearly perceived, because you basically do something and lose track of time. People usually use this perífrasis to…

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Verbs with two past participles Posted by on Sep 6, 2011

There are some verbs in Spanish that have two participles. The regular one (ending in -ado or -ido) forms los tiempos compuestos and the irregular one is often used as an adjective or an adverb. Let’s check out the most common ones: absorber (to absorb) – absorbido – absorto abstraer (to abstract) – abstraído – abstracto…

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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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Alternatives for the use of “coger” Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

The verb coger has a somewhat vulgar meaning in some countries in Latin America so today I’m going to give you some other choices. 1. Esta fecha nos coge muy mal. (va) This date is not very good for us. 2. Este lugar coge muy lejos. (queda) This place is very far. 3. Nunca coge…

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