Did you know that you can use a past participle as an adjective in Spanish?
That’s just one of the many uses of past participles, and today you’ll discover how easy it is to do it.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure what the past participle is or even what adjectives are. I’ll explain these terms and others that arise along the way.
By the end of this post, you’ll know...Read More
The conditional tense in Spanish may seem intimidating at first, but after reading this article you’ll see that it’s one of the easiest tenses in Spanish grammar. You’ll not only learn quickly how to use it, but you’ll start using it on a daily basis.
You already know how to use the conditional in English, and today I’ll show you that in Spanish it’s pretty much the same.
In your Spanish-learning process, chances are that you’ve faced some challenges while dealing with the subjunctive. The secret to mastering this mood is to simply start using it, instead of trying to understand exactly how it works. And you can achieve this by learning the subjunctive triggers!
Sometimes grammar rules are too dry. If you have a chance to put what you’re learning into...Read More
You probably know about the infinitive in English, but what is an infinitive in Spanish? That’s another question.
Infinitives play a crucial role in the way we construct sentences and express ourselves in Spanish. For this reason, in this post we’ll learn
what is an infinitive in Spanishwhat are the 3 types of infinitiveswhen you should use an infinitive in Spanish, and 6...Read More
Spanish prepositions are everywhere and we use them all the time—whether we realize it or not.
Prepositions are like the glue that holds language together. They allow us to connect words and express a lot of different ideas. Many prepositions you use in the languages you speak might go unnoticed, but it’s time to correct that!
Today, you’ll learn all there is to know about...Read More
Who am I? Who are you? These two most basic questions of identity serve as our introduction to the many forms of ser in Spanish.
Ser is one of the two prominent “to be” verbs in Spanish; the other is estar. Ser is an irregular -er verb, so it doesn’t follow regular verb ending patterns. Being able to use all the forms of ser in Spanish will make you a more fluent speaker.
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Still confused by some subjunctive phrases in Spanish?
Or perhaps you get it now, but you’re ready to master it with a bit more practice.
This is normal. The subjunctive mood in Spanish is peculiar in that when you first learn it, it’s uncomfortably foreign—but magically once you practice it, it flows naturally.
That’s because you get used to hearing the verbs...Read More
As you progress in your Spanish studies, you might hear more and more about subjunctive conjugation. While this may seem like a strange and complicated topic, don’t fret!
The Spanish subjunctive is crucial to fluency, and it’s not as hard to master as you may think. Plus, with this ultimate guide to the Spanish subjunctive conjugation, you can’t go wrong!
What Is the...Read More
Let’s go! Do the chores. Don’t take the blame. Do not go there.
What do all these sentences have in common? They’re all affirmative and negative commands!
Whether you’re bossy or not, it’s essential to be able to give commands in any languages you speak.
In Spanish, many types of commands exist:
formal and informal commands,singular and plural commands,nosotros commands,...Read More
The Spanish subjunctive is often mysterious, curious, and challenging for many Spanish learners.
Luckily, if you tackle one verb at a time, eventually you’ll master the Spanish subjunctive to a point where it becomes a distinctive response.
The first verb you tackle should be one you can use constantly and in many different situations—a verb like estar. In this blog post, you’ll...Read More