Category: Lesson 2

Spanish Regular Verbs

How to use verbs in conversations

How to use Spanish verbs in conversations In order to learn how to use the Spanish present tense verbs in a conversation, you have to get familiar with the most common verbs and how to use them in context. As you probably know exists regular and irregular verbs. Also before working on the most common ones you have to learn the most common expressions in Spanish present tense situations. Una…

Verb HAY

Hay has only one form in the present tense. The verb “hay” means there is or there are. It meaning depends on the noun that follows. It is used to call attention to the presence or existence or something. The following expamples illustratrate this point. Hay muchas personas aquí / There are many persons here. Hay mucho dinero en el banco/ There is a lot money in the bank. There is…

Spelling Changes in the Preterite

Certain verbs have spelling changes in some forms of the preterit tense. There are three types of spelling changes as shown here. It must be remembered that the endings for each verb are completely regular and that they all follow the pattern for regular -ar preterit verbs. 1. Verbs that end in -gar, the first person singular (yo) form is -gué. 2. Verbs that end in -car, the first person…

Spanish present indicative uses

Spanish present tense uses Uses and Features The present indicative is used in everyday conversation to refer to actions, events, and ideas that imply that present situation or some permanent or habitual situations. In Sanish the same tense can be use in different contexts and they mean something different. This is why we have to learn the uses.   Use 1 This use is in order to indicate an action…

Spanish Spelling change tips for Irregular verbs

Spanish Spelling change tips for Irregular verbs There are also verbs that when you conjugate them you have to change the spelling of them in order to be able to pronounce it more comfortable. This is why we are going to see as well “Tips of spellings bellow” They are considering irregular because they change, but acually they change in order to get a better pronunciation Verbs ending in –cer…

Spanish irregular verbs that change everything

Spanish irregular verbs that change absolutely everything These verbs you have to study by heart they do not make sense at all… Oír: (to hear) In this case the first person “yo” changes completely, and the rest as well but the reason is to have a better pronunciation. For example, it difficult to pronounce clearly Tu oIEs , el oie, ellos oien, this is why we change all of those…

Verbs that change the “yo” person and the rest act as irregular verbs

Verbs that change the “yo” person and the rest act as irregular verbs On these type of verbs,  you conjugate this type of verbs is the first person “Yo”, the rest acts like irregular verbs. Let’s see examples of the most common verbs: Decir: (to tell) Stem Dec In this verb the yo changes and the rests change the Stem  e……….. i, except for nosotros like always Let’s see Dar…

Verbs that change the “yo” person and the rest act as regular verbs

Verbs that change the “yo” person and the rest act as regular verbs The only change when you conjugate this type of verbs is the first person “Yo”, the rest acts like regular verbs. Let’s see examples of the most common verbs Estar: (to be temporal) Yo Estoy Tu estas El /Ella esta Usted (formal el/ella ) estamos Nosotros están Ustedes (formal ellos/ellas ) están Ellos/as estan Dar: (to give)…

The rest of irregular Verbs

The rest of irregular Verbs As the pharse indicates are the rest of irregular verbs, that do not follow the paterns of the other two groups mentioned. The rest of irregular verbs are divided in groups at the same time. 1) Verbs that change the “yo” person and the rest act as regular 2) Verbs that change the “yo” person and the rest act as irregular Remember that the exception…

Stem-Changing verbs (e……i)

Stem-Changing verbs (e……i) The irregular verbs change their stem in all the forms except for nosotros/as/we and vosotros/as/you forms. Additionally, remember that it is always the last vowel in the stem (what is left after you remove the infinitive marker (-ar-er-ir) that has a vowel change. The following verbs shows this pattern: how the last vowel of the stem changes e -> i Servir/ To serve Subject Pronoun Verb Form Click on…