Category Archives: Sentence structure

b) Atone pronouns (pronombres átonos)

Definición: The atonic personal pronouns function as complemento directo orindirecto (direct or indirect object), or as part of the verbos pronominales(verbs with an obligatory atonic pronoun). Ex: maquillarse (to put on makeup), él se afeita (he shaves). These pronouns are enclíticos when the ‘se’ comes … Continue reading

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a) Tonic (pronombres tonicos)

Definición: The tonic pronouns are those that can function as: Sujeto (subject): yo vengo (I come), tú comes (you eat), él canta (he sings), nosotros dormimos (we sleep), ellas juegan (they [fem] play)… Atributo (attribute): mis padres son ellos (my parents are … Continue reading

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Gender of the Spanish nouns

Gender of the Spanish nouns Spanish Masculine Nouns Spanish Femenine Nouns There are three types of genders, masculine, feminine and neutral, and the Spanish nouns have different ways to distinguish if they are feminine or masculine and some ways you … Continue reading

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Prepositions with their own meaning

Prepositions with their own meaning   There are prepositions with their own meaning, others with meaning from the context, and others, without any meaning. Some prepositions have their own inherent meaning .   For example (Por ejemplo): sin: indicates company denied, lack, lack, and so … Continue reading

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Definition and Characteristics

Spanish Prepositions Prepositions constitute kind of closed word. The Spanish prepositions are:  are a closed word class. The Spanish prepositions are: a, ante, bajo, con, contra, de, desde,  en, entre, hacia, hasta,  para, por, según, sin, sobre , tras, durante y mediante.   Characteristics The words are … Continue reading

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Spanish preposition “Por”

Spanish preposition “Por” Definition Like a balancing scale, “por” is the great equalizer. You can often feel the equality on either side of por. We trade things because they are perceived to be of equal value. When we say how … Continue reading

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Spanish preposition “Para”

Spanish preposition “Para”  

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Spanish preposition “Para”

Spanish preposition “Para” Like an arrow, para moves the sentence forward, away from its original location to a specific destination, and usually in a direct, straight route. This leads us straight to our delineation of para. Definition Generally Para= For … Continue reading

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Spanish preposition “Mediante y Durante”

Spanish preposition “Mediante y Durante” Spanish preposition “Durante” The Spanish preposition “Durante” means durinng, with a timeframe or event following. Let’s see some examples where you can use the Spanish preposition “Durante”. Durante la manana/tarde/noche…. During the morning, afternoon, night … Continue reading

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Spanish preposition “Hasta”

Spanish preposition “Hasta” Definition HASTA= up to, until – when referring to WHERE or WHEN. The preposition “Hasta” indicates a termination point of th action of a verb indicating the place or time: La pareja estará unida hasta la muerte. (The couple will be united until death do them part) … Continue reading

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