Spanish Verb Gustar

Spanish Verb Gustar

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What does the Spanish verb Gustar mean in Spanish? Let's talk about the Spanish verb gustar. ¡Hola mis amigos! (Hello my friends), ¿Cómo están? (How are you).  Today we are going to study verb GUSTAR (to like). GUSTAR is what I call "a peculiar verb" because GUSTAR is usually used with the indirect object pronouns (me,te,le,nos,les) instead of subject pronouns (yo, tú, él, nosotros, ellos) . And besides this peculiarity there is one more; GUSTAR only has to forms: GUSTA y GUSTAN.   GUSTAR means to like, but in reality GUSTAR it is very similar to the English expression to be pleasing to, and this is the reason we use GUSTAR with indirect object pronouns in place of subject pronouns. Spanish Verb Gustar Let's see what I mean: Me gusta…
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Spanish Verbs Tener and Ir

Spanish Verbs Tener and Ir

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
How to form the Spanish verbs tener and ir? This lesson we are going to focus in two very handy Spanish verbs: "tener" and "ir" (both irregulars).   Tener = to have   Tener is to have: Yo tengo un carro (I have a car) Tú tienes dos perros (You have two dogs) Él tiene una casa (He has a house) Nosotros tenemos muchos libros (We have several books) Ellos tienen las llaves (They have the keys)   Tener que = to have to   Tener que is to have to (obligation): Yo tengo que lavar el carro (I have to wash the car) Tú tienes que alimentar a los perros (You have to feed the dogs) Él tiene que limpiar la casa (He has to clean the house) Nosotros…
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Infinitive Form in Spanish

Infinitive Form in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
When do you use the infinitive form in Spanish? Let's talk about the infinitive form in Spanish. Vamos a empezar. (Let's get started). The infinitive is the "base form" of the verb, before the verb is conjugated. For example: to speak, to eat, to live are English verbs in the infinitive form; to + verb creates the infinitive of a verb in English. In Spanish the infinitives of verbs have three diferent endings: ar, er and ir.   Infinitive Form in Spanish Example: hablar (to speak) comer (to eat) vivir (to live) There are three groups of verbs in Spanish. The first group of verbs that end in "ar" , a second group that ends in "er" , and a third group that ends in "ir" (many of the most…
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Using Some Common Spanish Verbs

Using Some Common Spanish Verbs

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are some common Spanish verbs?The most common Spanish verbs in Spanish. In this lesson I want to share some easy-to-follow examples of how to use common Spanish verbs. These are verbs I've been reviewing with students in my tutoring. They can get you speaking Spanish right away.  Aquí vamos! (Here we go):  1-Verbs that express desire or necessity followed by an infinitive:  One way to express a desire or necessity, is to conjugate verbs like querer (to want), desear (to want, to wish), necesitar (to need), preferir (to prefer), and follow them with an infinitive verb. This is a common way to say things in Spanish speaking countries. Some examples:   Querer = to want Yo quiero comer pescado/pollo/carne. (I want to eat fish/chicken/beef.) Tú quieres ir a un…
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Spanish Alphabet Pronunciation | Speak Spanish

Spanish Alphabet Pronunciation | Speak Spanish

Basic Spanish, Spanish Categories
Spanish Alphabet Pronunciation | How is the Spanish alphabet pronounced? In this section, you will learn the Spanish alphabet pronunciation, and start to pronounce correctly the Spanish words like a real Spanish speaker. The Spanish alphabet has 27 letters including the letter ñ. This pronunciation guide will help you to understand the Spanish language better. Find out how the letters sound in Spanish including the letters ch and ll, as well as double uve (w) Start learning Spanish pronunciation can vary from country to country, as an English speaker the English alphabet can sound very different from the Spanish one but if you follow the guide below, you will be understood each separate letter. Some of the more common regional differences are noted as well, so you can understand the…
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Spanish Phrases for Travel

Spanish Phrases for Travel

Spanish Categories, Traveling
What are some Spanish phrases for travel?   In this lesson you will learn some popular Spanish phrases for travel. Now, let's get around. -¿Dónde está la parada de autobuses? (Where is the bus stop?) -La parada está en la esquina. (The bus stop is at the corner.)   -¿Dónde está la entrada? (Where is the entrance?) -La entrada está a la derecha. (The entrance is to the right.)   -¿Dónde está la salida? (Where is the exit?) -La salida está a la izquierda. (The exit is to the left.)   -¿Dónde está el restaurante? (Where is the restaurant?) -El restaurante está en frente del hotel. (The restaurant is in front of the hotel.)   -¿Dónde está mi habitación? (Where is my room?) -Su habitación está arriba , en el…
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Basic Spanish Phrases 3 | Chart

Basic Spanish Phrases 3 | Chart

Spanish Categories, Spanish Charts
Study basic Spanish phrases with charts and illustrations. Learn basic vocabulary for free. English to Spanish translation chart. It's fun and easy. SPORTS - VOCABULARYHOUSE - VOCABULARYBATHROOM - VOCABULARYKITCHEN - VOCABULARYBEDROOM- VOCABULARYLIVINGROOM / DININGROOM - VOCABULARYLAUNDRY ROOM- VOCABULARYMUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - VOCABULARYTRANSPORTATION - VOCABULARYJOBS - VOCABULARY
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Basic Spanish Words and Phrases with Audio | Charts

Basic Spanish Words and Phrases with Audio | Charts

Spanish Categories, Spanish Charts
Start learning basic Spanish words and phrases with audio, charts and illustrations. Study basic vocabulary for free. English to Spanish translation chart. It's fun and easy. ACCESSORIES - VOCABULARYADJECTIVES - VOCABULARYANIMALS - VOCABULARYSCHOOL SUPPLIES - VOCABULARYOCEAN ANIMALS - VOCABULARYSHAPES - VOCABULARYWEATHER ELEMENTS - VOCABULARYWEATHER - VOCABULARYNATURE - VOCABULARYCOLORS - VOCABULARY
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