When to use Ay, Ahí and Hay in Spanish

When to use Ay, Ahí and Hay in Spanish

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Let's find out when to use ay, ahí and hay in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. What is the difference between Ay, Ahí and Hay in Spanish? "Hay" "Ahí" "Ay". We’re going to take a look at three Spanish words that sound very similar when we say them, but these are very different from each other. They all belong to distinct grammatical categories. Hay in Spanish: Form of the verb "haber", which means that something exists in reality or figuratively: e.g. Hay días  en los que hace mucho calor. (There are days  when it is very hot.) Me dijo ella que hay más papel higiénico - (She told me that there is more toilet paper) Ahí in spanish: An adverb…
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When to Use Si vs Sí in Spanish

When to Use Si vs Sí in Spanish

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Let's find out when to use si vs sí in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. What is the difference between Si vs Sí in Spanish? When to put accent on "si" in Spanish Sí with the accent in Spanish Is the equivalent of the English “yes”. This is why we will use it especially while answering questions, like in the example below: e.g. Question: ¿Te gusta mi nuevo auto? - Do you like my new car? Answer: ¡ Sí, me encanta! - Yes, I love it! Si without the accent in Spanish The version without the accent is a little more complex. Depending on the context it can be translated as "if" (in conditional phrases) or…
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Era, Fui, Estuve vs Estaba in Spanish

Era, Fui, Estuve vs Estaba in Spanish

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Let's find out what is the difference between era, fui, estuve vs estaba in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. When to use era, fui, estuve vs estaba in Spanish?.   Fue vs Era vs Estaba vs Estuve What is the difference between Era and Fui? When to use ERA? Note: Era in Spanish is used to describe how things were or how a person was; and is translated as “used to be”.Yo era - I was *used to be*Tú eras - You(informal) were *used to be*Él /Ella era - He/She was *used to be*Usted era - You(formal) were *used to be*Nosotros(as) éramos - We were *used to be*Ellos(as)/Ustedes eran - They/You(plural) were *used to be*…
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Y vs E vs O vs U in Spanish

Y vs E vs O vs U in Spanish

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Let's find out what is the difference between y vs e vs o vs u in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. When to use Y vs E vs O vs U in Spanish. What is the difference between Y, E, O, U in Spanish? Two of the most common conjunctions in Spanish — y (meaning "and") and o (meaning "or") — can change spelling and pronunciation based on the word that follows. In that way, they are much like the "a" of English changing to "an" before a vowel sound. And, like the "a"-to-"an" change, the transformation is based on how the following word is pronounced rather than how it is spelled. When Do Y and O Change? Both the y and o changes help keep the conjunction from…
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Bien vs Bueno in Spanish

Bien vs Bueno in Spanish

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Let's find out what is the difference between bien vs bueno in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. When to use bien vs bueno in Spanish?. What is the difference between bien and bueno? Bien: You should use "bien" whenit stands alone (esto está bien), when it modifies verbs, specially the participle (esto está bien escrito) or as an intensifier, more or less equivalent with muy (lo tenemos bien difícil) equivalent to (lo tenemos muy difícil).   Bueno: You should use "bueno(a)" when it modifies a noun (era un buen estudiante); if it goes before the noun in masculine singular, bueno becomes buen (era un buen estudiante). Read more about the Spanish grammar
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Hace vs Está vs Tengo in Spanish

Hace vs Está vs Tengo in Spanish

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Let's find out what is the difference between hace vs está vs tengo in Spanish "frío". Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. What is the difference between hace, está and tengo "frío" in Spanish? Hace frío (It's cold): it (the ambient temperature) is cold. Referring to something nonspecific. Está frío (It's cold): it (something specific) is cold. Tengo frío (I am cold): to describe a person feeling a temperature, we use "tener". Read more about the Spanish grammar  
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Porque, Porqué, Por que, Por qué in Spanish

Porque, Porqué, Por que, Por qué in Spanish

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Let's find out what is the difference between porque, porqué, por que, por qué in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. What is the difference between Por Que, Por Qué, Porque and Porqué in Spanish? Surely you have noticed that there are times where it is written in different ways, in some cases accentuated and have a different meaning depending on the context in which it is written. e.g. Todo tiene su porqué. (Everything has its reasons) No fui a la actividad porque estaba lloviendo.(I did not go to the activity because it was raining)   When to use porqué in Spanish? Note: Porqué (This is a noun that denotes cause or motive and has to carry an accent). e.g. No…
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Has vs Haz in Spanish

Has vs Haz in Spanish

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Let's find out what is the difference between has and haz in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. When to use has vs haz in Spanish?.   What is the difference between has vs haz in Spanish? Has is the auxiliary form of the verb to have used for the formation of compound tenses. Haz, meanwhile, is the verb to do in the second person imperative. The difference between has and haz is perceived above all in writing in the case of sixties countries, where there is no opposition between the sound of the s and the z. On the other hand, in Spain, where this distinction does exist, it is easy to appreciate when you…
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Allí vs Ahí in Spanish

Allí vs Ahí in Spanish

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Let's find out what is the difference between allí vs ahí in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. When to use allí vs ahí in Spanish?. What is the difference between Ahí and Allí in Spanish? What is the difference between "allí" and "ahí" (“there”)? "Allí" is used when the thing being referred to is (but not too much) far from both the speaker and the listener. e.g. “vivo allí"; (I live there) "Ahí" is used when the thing being referred to is far from the speaker but close to the listener. e.g. “quédate ahí” (Stay here)   Note: "Allí" and/y "Ahí" are quite the same thing but different from "Aquí" If you want to put all of them in order…
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What is Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish

What is Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish

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Let's find out what is Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish. Study basic grammar rules with online lessons. Read about how and when to use some important words and phrases. What is Preterite vs Imperfect in Spanish? Spanish has two past tenses: Preterite and Imperfect. Generally speaking, the Preterite is used for actions in the past that are seen as completed. Use of the Preterite tense implies that the past action had a definite beginning and definite end. e.g. Paola bailó toda la noche. Paola danced all night.(clearly stated beginning and end) Note: It is important to realize that the beginning and the end may not always be clearly stated. e.g. Paola bailó por cuatro horas Paola danced for four hours (implied beginning and end) Note: Generally speaking, the Imperfect is used for actions…
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