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Spanish Subject Pronouns

Posted in Pronouns on 7 August 2017

Subject pronouns indicate the person or thing which is performing the action of a verb. You need to learn the Spanish subject pronouns even though they are not usually required.

Demonstrative Adjectives

Posted in Adjectives on 10 July 2017

Demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) are words which indicate a specific noun. Spanish demonstrative adjectives are more complicated than their English counterparts, because there are three different sets and they must agree in gender and number with the noun they modify.

Imperfecto

Posted in Verbs on 29 May 2017

The Spanish imperfect is used to talk about a past action or state of being without specifying when it began or ended.

Spanish verb: ir – to go

Posted in Verbs on 26 April 2017

Ir is one of the most common irregular Spanish verbs, so you should learn it – and the many idiomatic expressions it is used in – asap.

Argentinian Spanish – Yo and Vos

Posted in Pronouns on 29 March 2017

Guest author Gabriela Madera explains some differences in Argentinian Spanish: the pronunciation of yo and the use of vos in place of .

Pretérito

Posted in Verbs on 5 March 2017

The pretérito is the Spanish simple past tense, used to talk about things that were completed in the past.

Prepositions

Posted in Prepositions on 26 February 2017

Introduction to some of the most common Spanish prepositions: a, con, de, en, and sin.

Stem-Changing Verbs

Posted in Verbs on 19 February 2017

Spanish stem-changing verbs have a spelling change in the stem of most forms. Many common verbs are stem-changing, so be sure to learn how to conjugate them with this lesson.

Todo, Toda, Todos, Todas

Posted in Adjectives, Pronouns on 5 January 2017

Todo is a very common and versatile word in Spanish that can be used as an adjective or as a pronoun.

Reflexive verbs

Posted in Verbs on 22 December 2016

Reflexive verbs must be used with a reflexive pronoun in order to indicate that the subject is performing the action of the verb upon itself. While reflexive verbs exist in English, they are much more common in Spanish.