Personal Pronouns in Spanish

Personal Pronouns in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are the 12 personal pronouns in Spanish? Study the personal pronouns in Spanish. Learn to apply Spanish grammar rules with online lessons. Learn more about helpful tips on how to improve your language.       Yo(I)(Singular)     Tú(You)(Singular)(Informal)         Usted (You)(Singular)(Formal)     Él (He)(Singular)       Ella(She)(Singular)     Nosotros(We)(Plural)(Masculine)         Nosotras (We)(Plural)(Feminine)     Vosotros (You)(Plural)(Informal)(Masculine)       Vosotras(You)(Plural)(Informal)(Feminine)     Ustedes(You)(Plural)         Ellas (They)(Plural)(Feminine)     Ellos(They)(Plural)(Masculine)  Read more about the Spanish grammar
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Prepositional Phrases in Spanish

Prepositional Phrases in Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are the 13 prepositional phrases? Study the prepositional phrases in Spanish. Learn to apply Spanish grammar rules with online lessons. Learn more about helpful tips on how to improve your language.   Sobre de/Abajo de(Above/Under)     Lejos de(Far from)         Fuera de (Outside)     Entre (Between)       Encima de(On top of)     Enfrente de(In front of)         En (in)     Detrás de (Behind)       Dentro de(Inside)     Debajo de(Below)         Cerca de (Close to) Al lado de (Beside) Read more about the prepositions in SpanishPrepositions in Spanish | TriviaSpanish Prepositions List
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Inequality, equality and superlatives

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
Inequality, equality and superlatives | Rules Read about inequality, equality and superlatives in Spanish. Learn to apply Spanish grammar rules with online lessons. Learn more about helpful tips on how to improve your language. Note: Inequality is expressed by using one of the following formula: más (menos) + adjective + que más (menos) + adverb + que más (menos) + noun + que   e.g. Tú eres más alta que yo. -You are taller than me. Ella es más inteligente que tu prima. - She is more intelligent than your cousin Nosotros tenemos menos materiales que ellos.- We have less materials than them   Note: If the comparative is followed by a number, use "de" rather than "que". e.g. Hay menos de cuarenta profesores - There are fewer than forty teachers Él tiene más de cien  años. - He…
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Ir a, Acabar de, Volver a + Infinitive

Ir a, Acabar de, Volver a + Infinitive

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
Ir a, Acabar de, Volver a | Rules How do you use Acabar de infinitive? Read about how to use ir a, acabar de, volver a in Spanish. Learn to apply Spanish grammar rules with online lessons. Learn more about helpful tips on how to improve your language. Many useful expressions are formed by combining two verbs. When this occurs, the first verb is conjugated, while the second verb remains in the infinitive form. e.g.  - ir, caminar - (to go) (to walk) Yo voy a caminar un poco - I'm going to walk a little - acabar, trabajar - (to finish) (to work) Tú acabaste de trabajar - You just finished working  - saber, cantar - (to know) (to sing) Lily sabe cantar -  Lily knows how to sing. - volver, escribir - (to return) (to write) Pedro vuelve a escribir un libro - Pedro writes a book again. Note: One such expression combines…
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Irregular Verbs in Spanish: Estar, Ir, Dar

Irregular Verbs in Spanish: Estar, Ir, Dar

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
Irregular Verbs in Spanish Read about how to use the irregular verbs  in Spanish. Learn to apply Spanish grammar rules with online lessons. Learn more about helpful tips on how to improve your language. Note: Notice that "ir" and "dar" follow the same pattern as "estar"; they are irregular in the first person singular (yo).   Subject - estar(to be) / ir(to go) / dar(to give) Yo (I)-estoy / voy / doy Tú (You)(Informal)-estás / vas / das Usted (You)(Formal)-está / va / da Él/Ella(He/She)-está / va / da Nosotros(as)(We)-estamos  / vamos / damos Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-estáis / vais / dais Ustedes(You)(Formal)-están / van / dan Ellos(as)(They)-están / van / dan Read more about the Spanish grammar
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Stem Changing Verbs Spanish

Stem Changing Verbs Spanish

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What are the types of stem changing verbs? Stem Changing Verbs: OU:E Remember, there are three types of infinitives: -ar, -er, -ir. Infinitives are made up of two parts: the ending and the stem.  hablar - habl (stem) + ar (ending) comer - com (stem) + er (ending) vivir - viv (stem) + ir (ending) With regular verbs, the stem stays the same, and the ending changes as they are conjugated. Subject - hablar (to speak) - comer (to eat) - vivir (to live) Yo (I)-hablo-como-vivo Tú (You)(Informal)-hablas-comes-vives Usted (You)(Formal)-habla-come-vive Él/Ella(He/She)-habla-come-vive Nosotros(as)(We)-hablamos-comemos-vivimos Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-habláis-coméis-vivís Ustedes(You)(Formal)-hablan-comen-viven Ellos(as)(They)-hablan-comen-viven   With some verbs, the stem also changes when you conjugate them. In the Present Tense, there are three groups of stem-changing verbs: "o:ue" "e:ie" "e:i"   Note: With the first group of stem-changing verbs, the letter "o" in the stem changes to "ue" in all forms except the "nosotros"…
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Al and Del in Spanish – Contractions

Al and Del in Spanish – Contractions

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
When to use al and del in Spanish? Let's find out when to use the contractions al and del in Spanish. Note: When "a" or "de" precedes the definite article "el", the two words combine to form a contraction. a + el = al de + el = del e.g. Vamos al estadio - Vamos a el estadio - (Let’s go to the stadium) Este es el lápiz del chico - Este es el lápiz de el chico – (This is the boy’s pencil) Al and Del in Spanish - Rules Note: "de + la", "de + las", "de + los", "a + la", "a + las",and "a + los" are never contracted. Tip: The pronoun (él) does have a written accent and means “he”. The definite article (el) does…
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What is A in Spanish?

What is A in Spanish?

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
This article will tell you what is A in Spanish. A is a word in Spanish, a letter of the alphabet and a preposition. When to use A in Spanish? Note: In Spanish, when the direct object is a person, it is preceded by the preposition "a". Tip: This word has no English translation. e.g. Pedro llama a Lucy- Pedro calls Lucy. Rosa va a buscar a Lucy - Rose goes to look for Lucy Note: The personal "a" may also be used if the direct object is a domesticated animal, especially a pet, provided that the speaker attaches some sort of personal feelings towards the animal. e.g. La mujer ama a su perro. (amar) The woman loves her dog. El perro persigue a la gata. (perseguir) The dog chases the cat. Note: The personal "a"…
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When do you use tener in Spanish?

When do you use tener in Spanish?

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
How do you use tener in Spanish? Let's find out when do you use the verb tener in Spanish. There are many idiomatic expressions that use the verb "tener".   e.g. "tener ___ años" Incorrect:  (to have _____ years) Correct: (to be _____ years old)   "tener frío" Incorrect:  (to have cold)   Correct:  to be cold   "tener calor" Incorrect:  (to have hot) Correct:  to be hot   "tener hambre" Incorrect:  (to have hungry) Correct:  to be hungry   "tener sed" Incorrect:  (to have thirsty) Correct: to be thirsty   "tener sueño" Incorrect:  (to have sleepy) Correct:  to be sleepy   Note: There are also many idiomatic expressions with "tener" that express sensations more psychological in nature:   "tener prisa" Correct: to be in a hurry   "tener miedo a/de + noun" Correct: to be afraid of something   "tener…
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Possessive Adjective

Possessive Adjective

Grammar 1, Spanish Categories
What is a possessive adjective in grammar? In this lesson you are going to learn the possessive adjective in Spanish. Possessive adjectives are used to show ownership.   Masculine Forms: Singular Masculine - Plural Masculine Yo (I)-(My): Mi - Mis Tú (You)(Informal)-(Your): Tu - Tus Usted (You)(Formal)-(Your): Su - Sus Él/Ella(He/She)-(His/Her): Su- Sus Nosotros(as)We)-(Our): Nuestro - Nuestros     Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-(Your): Vuestro- Vuestros Ustedes(You)(Formal)-(Your): Su - Sus Ellos(as)(They)- (Their): Su- Sus   Feminine Forms: Singular Feminine - Plural Feminine Yo (I)-(My): Mi - Mis Tú (You)(Informal)-(Your): Tu - Tus Usted (You)(Formal)-(Your): Su - Sus Él/Ella(He/She)-(His/Her): Su - Sus Nosotros(as)(We)-(Our): Nuestra - Nuestras     Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-(Your ): Vuestra - Vuestras Ustedes(You)(Formal)-(Your): Su - Sus Ellos(as)(They)-(Their): Su -  Sus   e.g. Mi hermana es alta – My sister is tall Your time reach – Tu hora llegó Mi madre está aquí - My mother is here Esa es su gorra de béisbol - That is his baseball cap   What are some rules of possessive adjectives? Note: Possessive adjectives agree with the nouns they modify. That is,…
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