If you are at the beginning of your Spanish journey and you want to quickly expand your vocabulary and start using correct grammar, a list of -ar verbs in Spanish is what you need. Why?
The -ar verbs are the most common Spanish verbs and with the smallest number of irregularities. They are easy to learn. You’ll quickly understand the idea of conjugation with them, and learning other verbs...Read More
You may be surprised to learn that the way direct vs indirect Spanish works is quite similar to the way direct vs indirect English does.
In both languages direct speech makes use of quotes and keeps things simple. However, sometimes speaking in direct speech sounds a bit weird or “robot-like.” And that’s why you need to learn how to use indirect speech too.
In this post, I’ll...Read More
Do you know what Spanish “go verbs” are? What about “yo-go” verbs?
These two terms actually mean the same thing—they refer to a category of irregular Spanish verbs. When conjugated in the present indicative, these verbs end in -go in the first person (yo) form.
Yo hago mi tarea. (hacer)I do my homework.
Yo pongo mi cuaderno en el escritorio. (poner)I put my notebook...Read More
Why do you need to learn the future perfect tense in Spanish if you already know the simple future?
You certainly also know the ir a + infinitivo construction to talk about the future, so the question is valid. However, if you want to speak about the future like a native speaker, you must absolutely learn the future perfect.
Why? Keep reading.
First of all, let’s be ambitious....Read More
Regular IR and ER verbs in Spanish are similar to AR verbs. They are considered regular because when conjugated, their root form doesn’t change.
IR and ER verbs in Spanish are fairly simple to master. They are conjugated almost exactly like the regular AR verbs in Spanish, so if you’ve mastered those, you shouldn’t have any problem with these. But it’s always good to...Read More
Are you ready to understand the entender conjugation?
This Spanish verb means “to understand.” Its other English translations include “to see,” “to follow,” and “to get.”
Entender conjugation is stem-changing. In many of the forms, the e changes to ie. For example:
Tú me entiendes.You get me.
Today, you’ll learn the entender conjugation in three moods:
Ir + a + infinitive is a simple Spanish formula for expressing the near future. In fact, a similar formula exists in English, where we swap ir for “going”:
What are you going to do today? Who are you going to see? Where are you going to go this weekend for fun?
Discussing your plans and intentions for the future are an important part of daily conversations and in Spanish,...Read More
Asking, “Do I need to learn coordinating conjunctions in Spanish? Is it absolutely necessary?” is like asking if you need to eat to live.
Of course you do!
Coordinating conjunctions are essential for making yourself understood.
The truth is, sentences without coordinating conjunctions make no sense.
Do you know why?
Keep reading to find out!
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I remember having passionate discussions about solo vs solamente with my friends, students, and editors. I remember reading written by the highest authorities in the fields of Spanish language and literature have written equally passionate articles on the same topic.
Why is it that solo vs solamente is so controversial? What is so confusing about these two words?
Keep reading, and I’ll...Read More
Do we need demonstrative adjectives? Are they really that useful?
Yes! I would dare to say that they’re extremely important, as they help us locate things and people in space and time.
Demonstrative adjectives are one of the easiest subjects in Spanish grammar, and I promise that reading this article is all you´ll need to master them.
I’ll tell you what demonstrative...Read More