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When are Indefinite and Negative Words and Expressions Used in Spanish?

Are you familiar with these words and expressions? Alguno/a  (adjective) some Nadie  (pronoun) no one, nobody Nunca  (adverb) never Ejemplos: Nos volveremos a ver alguna vez A nadie le interesa eso Nunca ha visitado España Algo y nada may be pronouns that describe something imprecise (indefinite) Algo puede ocurrir  These two words can be used as adverbs: Hoy me siento algo mejor (I feel somewhat better now) No me gusta es situación nada ( I …

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Today I am sending you exercises of prepositions. I know that using prepositions is not easy. But little by little you will learn to use them.   Here are 38 phrases to practice. It may help you if you check this article about prepositions here         I remind you that you have an article about the prepositions POR and PARA here Hasta pronto. Tu profe de español,  Teresa  

Prepositions in Spanish

As you probably already know, prepositions are used to indicate the relationship between words.  Prepositions are connectors that link a noun, a pronoun, or a phrase. Sometimes, Spanish prepositions may present a challenge to English speakers. If that is your case, you will need to learn them gradually or,  perhaps, you may choose various strategies, memorizing may be helpful but as I always say, practice is key.  I will provide lists as a reference tool. SIMPLE …

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How to Use the Object Pronouns in Spanish

  PERSONAL PRONOUNS (pronombres personales) A pronoun is used: -In place of one or more nouns. -In place of another word that refers to someone or something previously mentioned. Your boss is very unfriendly and she loves coffee. You: “I will not make her any”  (your audience will understand that her= refers to your boss and any= to coffee) Nouns can function as subjects, direct objects or indirect objects of a verb, or in prepositional …

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[Interactive exercises] The Definite & Indefinite Articles in Spanish

«Practice makes it perfect« Have you seen my last blog post based on Definite and Indefinite Articles in Spanish? In case you didn´t,  you can visit it here As you well know, learning Spanish, or any other language, is based on practice. So here are some interactive exercises that will help you. Don´t delay it and start practicing now! Venga, ¡al lío! 🙂         Your Spanish teacher,  Teresa 

Articles and nouns in Spanish

In Spanish, nouns (sustantivos) are either feminine or masculine. If you are an English speaker, this classification will not make sense to you.  That is the reason why it can be very confusing for you when using the articles in Spanish. Let´s start learning the use of Spanish articles in a very visual way. Just as you like it! 🙂 This is what you will find : 1.-Gender of Nouns in Spanish: Endings of nouns …

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[Infographic] The Past Tense in Spanish

«Regalito» para ti. An infographic to remember the main verb tenses in the past at a glance. Remember: In Spanish we have four tenses of the indicative mode to speak in the past: Preterite Tense, Preterite Perfect, Imperfect Tense and Past Perfect. You can find the theory and practical exercises aquí , aquí  y aquí   ¿Te ha sido útil?  ¡Cuéntamelo! Your Spanish Teacher, Teresa  

[INTERACTIVE EXERCISES] Impersonal Form «HAY» (verb «haber»)

«HAY» (there is – there are) es la forma impersonal del verbo «haber» en presente. Si quieres saber más acerca de esta forma impersonal del verbo haber, haz clic aquí. Es muy fácil de aprender y muy útil para hablar, sin embargo (however) muchos estudiantes de español cometen errores (make mistakes)  al utilizarla. Vamos a practicar su uso:   ¿Alguna duda? (any doubts) Escríbeme, estoy aquí para ayudarte. Un abrazo,   Teresa


¿Te confundes (get confused) con los usos de «Mucho y Muy»? No te preocupes, esto le ocurre a muchos estudiantes de español como tú.  Para empezar a solucionar (sort out) este problema, primero te aconsejo que leas esta entrada y después comienza a practicar con el ejercicio interactivo.  ¡Vamos! 💪   ¿Qué tal te han salido? (how did you do it?) Cuéntamelo (tell me) en los comentarios, me encantará leerte. Un abrazo, Teresa

The Past Tense in Spanish (Imperfect Tense & Past Perfect=Pluperfect)

Como ya te dije en la primera parte de los verbos en pasado, que puedes ver aquí, en español tenemos cuatro tiempos verbales para hablar del pasado. El Pretérito Imperfecto El Pretérito Indefinido El Pretérito Perfecto El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto Hoy vamos a estudiar las diferencia entre el Pret. Imperfecto y el Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto  y para ello, he hecho esta infografía que espero que sea muy útil para ti. Ahora ya puedes practicar: Cuéntame si tienes …

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