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When to Use Some Spanish Words

How and When to use some Spanish words?

  • Ser and Estar in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How Do You Use Ser and Estar in Spanish? The general rule of permanent/temporary will get you in trouble (sooner than) later. – Ser is used to describe a more or less permanent attribute of something.    “Ella es bella” means “She’s a pretty woman (all the time).”    – Estar typically describes a passing characteristic. …
  • El and La in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How Do You Use El and La in Spanish? El is the singular, masculine definite article, meaning “the,” in Spanish and is used to define masculine nouns, while la is the feminine version. But there are a few instances where el is used with feminine nouns. Gender in Words An interesting thing about Spanish is the fact that words…
  • Le in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How Do You Use Le in Spanish? Although le is typically used as an indirect object pronoun in Spanish, it doesn’t always seem that way to English speakers: The two languages don’t always treat pronouns alike, so there are some situations where an English verb takes a direct object but the Spanish equivalent uses an indirect object. In…
  • Lo in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How do you use Lo in Spanish? Lo is one of those words that doesn’t always have a clear definition — and it can function in at least three different ways, as a subject pronoun, object pronoun, or definite article. When you run across the word in a sentence and don’t know what it means,…
  • Que in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How do you use Que in Spanish? When to Use Que and others Relative pronouns are pronouns that are used to introduce a clause that provides more information about a noun. Thus in the phrase “the man who is singing,” the relative pronoun is “who”; the clause “who is singing” provides further information about the…
  • En in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How Do You Use En in Spanish? When to Use En If you were told that en is a Spanish preposition and were asked what it means, you most likely would guess “in” or “on.” And you’d be right in both cases. But en can also be translated as “at,” “about,” “by,” “on top of,” “upon,” “inside…
  • De in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How Do You Use De in Spanish? De is one of the most common prepositions in Spanish. Although it usually is translated as “of” and sometimes as “from,” its use is far more versatile than the translation might suggest. In fact, in certain contexts, de can be translated not only as “of” or “from,” but as “with,” “by,”…
  • A in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How do you use A in Spanish? A The Spanish preposition a is often thought of as the equivalent of “to” — but in fact it has far more uses. A can also be the equivalent of “on,” “at,” “from,” “by” or “in”, among others. And in many cases it is not translated at all. Rather than learning how to…
  • Con in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How Do You Use Con in Spanish?                                                                       When to Use Con The Spanish word con, pronounced much like the English word “cone,”…
  • Bajo in Spanish | SpanishtoGo
    How Do You Use Bajo in Spanish?   Bajo is a common Spanish preposition, adjective, and adverb that means being low in some way, either figuratively or literally or under something. Also, bajo is used in common idioms usually as a preposition. Bajo Used as an Adjective As an adjective, common translations include “low” or “short,” and bajo can also be…
  • How Do You Use Ya in Spanish?
    Ya meaning in Spanish Already, right now, still, enough — these are just four of the dozens of possible translations of the Spanish ya.   Ya, which is usually an adverb but sometimes a conjunction, is one of those words whose meaning depends almost entirely on the context. Sometimes it doesn’t have much of a…