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:
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!
In this blog...Read More
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
Have you ever wondered why Latin American people use so many diminutives in Spanish?
In other words, have you ever heard an abuelita (grandma) calling her grandson mijito and wondered what that’s all about?
Well, today I’ll explain to you what diminutives are and why they’re so widely used in Latin American Spanish. You’ll also learn how to use diminutives in Spanish, how to form...Read More
We use subjunctive conditional Spanish to talk about hypothetical possibilities that probably won’t happen in real life.
If you were a color, what would you be? If you had magic powers, what would you do?
These types of situations are hypothetical and most likely will never happen. You’ll probably never be a color or a wizard.
However, these kinds of dreamy, “what-if” topics...Read More
Do you want to solve the eternal mystery of cuál vs qué?
Do you want to finally stop making mistakes and asking your Spanish-speaking friends ¿Qué es tu dirección? instead of ¿Cuál es tu dirección? because you always translate “what” in English into qué in Spanish.
When I teach a new intermediate group, I always wonder who is going to ask first about cuál vs qué. It’s...Read More