Spanish Transitional Words and Phrases

Spanish Transitional Words and Phrases

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are some Spanish transitional words and phrases?   This lesson covers some Spanish transitional words and phrases. There are enough here that you might want to bookmark the page to refer back yo it several times until you remember most of these. Now, since we have had a few lessons, we continue the page introduction in Spanish... Finalmente y ahora que ya puedes formular ideas en español, entonces estás listo para algunas Frases de Transición (Transition Phrases). Frases de Transición son aquellas frases que te ayudan a enlazar una idea con otra. A continuación te presento algunas :   Frases de Transición para agregar: (Transitional Phrases to add an idea)   aparte de = besides además = moreover; additionally asimismo = also de todas formas = in any case;…
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Spanish Prepositions List

Spanish Prepositions List

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What is the Spanish prepositions list?   Let's find out what is the Spanish prepositions list?. En esta lección vamos a estudiar algunas de las preposiciones más comunes del idioma Español. a = to, at, by means of Nosotros vamos a la escuela. (We are going to the school.) Ellos llegaron a las 10:00. (They arrived at 10:00.) Ustedes viajan a pie. (You travel by foot.)   antes de = before Me gusta leer antes de dormirme. (I'd like to read before I go to sleep.) Busco mi cartera antes de salir. (I look for my purse before I go out.)   bajo = under Mi gato está bajo la cama. (My cat is under the bed.) Los anteojos estan bajo los libros. (The glasses are under the books.)  …
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Adverbs Of Frequency and Time in Spanish

Adverbs Of Frequency and Time in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are the adverbs of frequency and time in Spanish?  It's time to study the adverbs of frequency and time in Spanish. En esta lección de español vamos a estudiar algunos adverbios de tiempo. (In this Spanish lesson we are going to study some adverbs of time.)   Vamos a ver Ahora (Now)   Examples: Ahora vamos a la escuela. (Now we are going to the school.) Ahora es nuestra oportunidad. (Now is our opportunity.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ayer (Yesterday)   Ejemplos: Ayer recibimos los libros. (Yesterday we got the books.) Ayer tomamos las lecciones de español. (Yesterday we took the Spanish lessons.)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Anteayer / antes de ayer (The day before yesterday.)   Ejemplos: Anteayer estudiamos español. (The day before yesterday we studied Spanish.) Antes de ayer estudiamos español. (The…
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Adverbs of Mode in Spanish

Adverbs of Mode in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are some adverbs of mode in Spanish?                     How and when to use the adverbs of mode in Spanish? Hola, ¿cómo están?...En esta lección de español vamos a estudiar algunos adverbios de modo. (In this Spanish lesson we are going to study some adverbs of mode.)Disfruten ! (Enjoy) Así(Like this or that, this way, that way) Examples:Así me gusta el café: negro y caliente. (I like the coffee like this: black and hot.)No me hables así. (Don't talk to me that way.)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bien(well, right) Ejemplos:Ella toca bien la flauta. (She plays flute well.)Hiciste bien en protestar. (You did right in protesting.)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mal(badly, wrong) Ejemplos:Ella hizo todo mal. (She did everything badly.)Después de todo, me siento muy mal. (After all I feel very wrong.)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Casi(almost, nearly) Ejemplos:Casi compro ese carro.…
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Adverbs of Place in Spanish

Adverbs of Place in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What is the adverb for place in Spanish? How and when to use the adverbs of place in Spanish?. En esta lección de español vamos a estudiar algunos adverbios de lugar. (In this Spanish lesson we are going to study some adverbs of place.)   Vamos a ver: Aquí / Acá (Here, near the person speaking.)   Examples: Aquí están los libros. (Here are the books.) Acá están los libros. (Here are the books.)   Aquí vive mi profesor. (Here lives my teacher.) Acá vive mi profesor. (Here lives my teacher.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ahí (There, at some distance but not far from the person speaking.)   Examples: Ahí esta el dinero. (There is the money.) Ahí tienes las lecciones. (There you have the lessons.)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Allí / Allá (There, over…
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Gerund and Present Progressive in Spanish

Gerund and Present Progressive in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
How to use gerund and Present Progressive in Spanish?  Let's learn about the gerund and present progressive in Spanish.   El Gerundio en Español (The Gerund and Present Progressive in Spanish) The Gerund (gerundio) is a form of the verb that ends in -ando (for the infinitives ending in ar) or -iendo (for the infinitives ending in er and ir).   A better explanation:   Hablar (to speak) First take away the ar ending of hablar and then add the new ending ando, so you'll have hablando (speaking). This is the gerund of hablar.   Comer (to eat) First take away the er ending of comer and then add the new ending iendo, so you'll have comiendo (eating). This is the gerund of comer.   Vivir (to live) First take…
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Hay in Spanish

Hay in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
How to say hay in Spanish?   It's time to study "How to translate hay in Spanish?", this is a verb form that expresses the idea of existence. When you use it with singular nouns it means there is, and when it is used with plural nouns it means there are .    Hay (there is, there are) - ¿Qué hay en la oficina? (What is there in the office?) - Hay un escritorio y una computadora. (There is a desk and a computer.)   - ¿Qué hay en la caja? (What is there in the box?) - Hay un dólar. (There is a dollar.)   - ¿Qué hay en su maleta? (What is there in your suitcase?) - Hay solo ropa (There are only clothes.)   .............................. - ¿Cuántos…
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Spanish Expressions with Gustaría

Spanish Expressions with Gustaría

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are some Spanish expressions with gustaría? How to translate Spanish expressions with gustaría?. Buenos días o buenas tardes o buenas noches (good morning or good afternoon or good night). ¿Cómo están ustedes?... (How are you all). Today we are going to study "Gustaría" which means "would like", a handy expression to know.   Let's see (Veamos): Me gustaría Te gustaría Le gustaría Nos gustaría Les gustaría I would like You would like He, She, You (formal) would like We would like They, You (plural) would like   Do you remember gustar from last lesson? Well Gustaría is a form of gustar, therefore we used it with the indirect object pronouns (me, te, le, nos, les). Sometimes we used gustar with a prepositional phrase just to make it clear of…
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Useful Spanish Expressions

Useful Spanish Expressions

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are the most useful Spanish expressions? How to translate useful Spanish expressions?. ¡Hola mis amigos! The verbs deber (should or ought to), necesitar (to need), and the impersonal expressions hay que (one must) and es necesario (it is necessary) are very useful for forming quick expressions when speaking in Spanish. Here are some examples:   Deber (should, ought to)   Yo debo escribir las lecciones. (I should write the lessons.) Tú debes leer las expresiones. (You should read the expressions.) El debe estudiar español. (He should study Spanish.) Nosotros debemos practicar diariamente. (We should practice daily.) Ellos deben trabajar más. (They should work more.) Necesitar (to need)   Yo necesito hablar en español. (I need to speak Spanish.) Tú necesitas aprender los verbos. (You need to learn the verbs.)…
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Expressing Possession in Spanish

Expressing Possession in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
Expressing Possession in Spanish | How do you show possession in Spanish?   It's time to study: expressing possession in Spanish. Hola mis estudiantes de Español (Hello my Spanish students)   ¿Listos? (Ready?) The easiest way to express possession in Spanish is by using the verb "tener" (to have) - we know this right?: yo tengo, tú tienes, él tiene, usted tiene, nosotros tenemos, ellos tienen.   Examples: Yo tengo una escuela de español. (I have a Spanish school.) Tú tienes una lección de español. (You have a Spanish lesson.) El tiene un disco en español. (He has a Spanish CD.)   ~~~~~~~~~   Another easy way to express possession in Spanish is using the preposition "de" (of) as an equivalent of the English 's. Example: El cuaderno de Juan.…
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