Do you want to learn about the 5 Spanish reflexive pronouns? You’ve come to the right place!
In this post, we’ll explore the world dominated by me, te, se, nos, and os. These weird little words enable reflexive words to work.
Now, you might be asking, “what are reflexive verbs?” Keep reading to find out and get lots of examples of how to correctly use Spanish reflexive...Read More
Darse cuenta in Spanish is a common phrase used in all Hispanic countries. Although the simple English translation is “to notice,” it has many more nuanced meanings.
What’s interesting about darse cuenta is that it’s a pronominal verb, a phrasal verb, and to make more complex sentences with it, it must precede the conjunction de que.
Let’s break it down into little manageable...Read More
Frequent por y para practice is helpful for intermediate Spanish students.
Have you gotten confused between por and para? Do they seem too similar to you? What’s the difference, if in English we (almost) always translate them to “for”?
Trust me, and together we’ll solve this dilemma before you get to the last line of this article.
Today, my main goal is to quickly remind you...Read More
Are you ready for a fun lesson on patinar conjugation? This verb translates to “to skate” in English.
Patinar is a regular verb that follows the typical conjugation rules for -ar verbs. The root (patin-) stays the same, and only the suffix changes.
Patinar conjugation goes hand-in-hand with the verb amar or to love, as the two follow the same patterns.
Today, we’ll learn...Read More
Spanish interrogatives, or questions, are written between a set of question marks (¿ ?).
As in any language, to wonder, ask, or inquire about something, you use a question. For example:
¿Estudia usted inglés?Do you study Spanish?
¿No asisten hoy a la escuela?Aren’t you attending school today?
¿Dónde está mi libro?Where is my book?
Keep reading for a basic lesson on Spanish...Read More
A list of -er verbs in Spanish can come in handy in many situations. Whether you want to impress your Spanish-speaking friends or your college professor. This list will also help you write flawless essays.
However, if you want to quickly learn and use all the verbs that you’ll find on the list, you should get to know some rules that govern the -er verbs in different tenses in...Read More
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