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The Subjunctive mood

If you are getting ready for your A levels exams, you might be worried about using the Subjunctive mood in Spanish correctly. First thing you have to be is patient, it takes time to fully understand it so don’t feel desperate if you don’t get it at once because it takes time. Today I want […]

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Conjugating regular verbs practice

Conjugating verbs is the best you can to learn them. Start conjugating the regular ones and get use to their endings, depending on the conjugation they belong to (AR,ER,IR). This is  a  little list to help you get started HABLAR ( TO TALK) Él ……….. Nosoros …………. Tú ……….. Yo ………….. Ella ………….. Vosotras …………… […]

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Personal pronouns.

Some of my older students find it hard to understand technical grammar terms so, in those cases, I think it’s better to leave them a side as they will just get them confused. So, if you need to learn personal pronouns, but you don’t know what pronouns are,  then… don’t worry and  simply learn them! […]

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Imperative mood, part 1

The Imperative  is one of the moods you might find hard to use when learning Spanish as it doesn’t always have the same  used as in English. I would advice you not to try to translate literally the sentences where you might find it as the meaning might sound a “bite” rude to you as […]

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Tú, vosotros/ usted,ustedes

Sometimes you might feel  confused using the formal and informal “you” forms, tú/vosotros and usted/ustedes. On this exercise you can practice changing the verbs ser and estar in simple present from the informal you to the formal one. Don´t forget that the formal form for “usted”  or “ustedes”  it has a  2 person  meaning but […]

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Grammatical terms

Before you start to learn Spanish grammar you ,need to familiarise yourself with some grammatical terms. Look at this sentence: The boy reads an interesting book at home. He reads an interesting book at home. Each word has a grammatical term : The – definitive article boy – noun (it is the subject of the […]

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SER-ESTAR exercise

Use the present simple of the verbs Ser and Estar and fill up the gaps: Yo …. española. Él …. en Portugal. Ellas …. profesoras y nosotros …. pintores. Esta pelicula …. muy larga. Marta …. alta y su pelo …. de color marrón. El perro …. en el jardín. Ellos … ingleses y ellas […]

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To Be: Verb SER and verb Estar, uses.

Using the verb To be is Spanish might be a bit hard for some English speakers, basically because Spanish uses two different verbs to express To Be:  SER- ESTAR It is important to know the different situations when you should use one or the other. SER To identify: Esta es mi novia. (This is my […]

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Definitive and indefinite articles

DEFINITE ARTICLE (THE) masculine: singular   el plural       los femenine: singular   la plural       las The definite article introduces the noun it precedes and it agrees with it in gender and number. It’s important to learn that in many of the occasions where the definite article is needed in Spanish, it is omitted in English. Exemple: La […]

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Regular and Irregular Verbs

As you already know, there are three verbs conjugations in Spanish (1st -ar, 2nd -er, 3rd -ir) and looking at the ending of each verb will help you know what person is doing the action and in which tense. Some verbs follow all the same pattern, they keep the same root or stem and  add […]

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