Category: Lesson 3

Gustar-Type verb Construction

Spanish gustar type verbs There are some verbs in Spanish that use the indirect object pronoun as a substitute of the subject that would appear in English translation.  The subject in an English sentence becomes the indirect object in Spanish. The most common verb is in the category that most of the books apply is “Gustar”, which many native English-speakers translate to “like” when it means to be pleasing in…

Spanish pronouns’ examples when “Se” switch “le”

Spanish pronouns’ examples when “Se” replaces “le” Try to say “Le lo voy a dar” Now try to say ” Se lo voy a dar” . Doesn’t it sound better? Do you understand why le changes to se? If not just send me an email or add me on Skype and  I will let you now. See on my contact info. Otros ejemplos: Les anotamos las tareas.(We wrote down the…

Examples Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns

Examples Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns ME Ellos me escriben Verb: Escriben (present of escribir) Who write?  Ellos To Whom? ME (pronoun) -to me NOS Ellos nos escriben Verb: Escriben (present of escribir) Who write?  Ellos To Whom? Nos (pronoun) – to us TE Ellos te escriben Verb: Escriben (present of escribir) Who write?  Ellos To Whom? Te (Pronoun Te) – to you LE Which means to you, him, her, it. As you see…

Examples of Spanish Direct Object Pronouns

Examples of Spanish Direct Object Pronouns   Me Yo me peino. (I comb my hair) Peino: present of the verb peinar (to comb) Who is combing the hair? Yo, then Yo is the subject What about the verb what is combing? Me (me in English) is the direct object. Reflexibe when the direct object is the same than the subject Nos Ellos nos conocen Verb: conocen. (know) Present of conocer…

Pronombres no-personales (non-personal pronouns)

a) Demostrativos (demostrative) b) Interrogativos o exclamativos (interrogative and exclamative) c) Indefinidos (undefined) d) numerales (numerals)

Putting Direct & Indirect Object Pronouns Together

Putting Direct & Indirect Object Pronouns Together Do you know that Indirect Object and Direct Object can be used together? The sentences that follow are examples of both object pronouns being used together. For instance (por ejemplo): Does Diego give the pictures to you?  Diego te da las fotos a ti (or vos)? Verb: da . the present of dar, El te da Who is doing the action dar? Diego. Then…

Pronombres personales (personal pronouns)

Pronombres personales (personal pronouns) Personal pronouns are generally defined as the grammatical category that can occupy the position of the noun, when it is omited to avoid repetition. Two different kind of personal pronouns a) Tonic (pronombres tónicos)   b) Atone pronouns (pronombres átonos)      

(2) Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns

(2) Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns   An indirect object is the person or thing for whom an action is being or has been performed, usually indicated in English by the words “to” or “for.” Jenny is writing a letter to her father. The subject in this sentence is “Jenny,” and the verb is “is writing.” The direct object is “letter.” The indirect object—the person or thing for whom the action is being performed—is…

Spanish Relative Pronouns

Spanish Relative Pronouns Relative pronouns are used to join two clauses, the second qualifying the subject of the first. They are: que (that) el que, los que; la que, las que (that, which, which, which) lo que (what) quien, quienes (Who, who) el cual, los cuales; la cual, las cuales (who, whom, which, which) lo cual (which) cuyo, cuyos; cuya, cuyas (whose, whose, which, whose) donde (where)   “Que” (what) is the most widely used because it refers to people and / or property. May besubject or complement of its clause. El hombre que está allí es mi hermano. (The man there is my brother) El alumno que estudió recibió buenas notas. (The student who got good grades studied.) El…

Spanish verbs

Spanish verbs   The Spanish verbs, like any other verb, represents the action, condition or process. The verb is the action that makes the subject.  It is a word that expresses actions or states at a given time. You probably know what a verb means, but it is very relevant to mention it because is the most important word in a sentence since we can recognize the subject and modifiers, therefore build a sentence. The verb is the only one that can build a sentence by itself…