Lesson 15 – How to Say There is or There are in Spanish

It is important to be able to know how to say “there is” or “there are” in Spanish because it will be the basis upon which you can start describing places. In Spanish the verb to use is Haber. This verb, however, is irregular. For now, though, you don’t need to worry yourself with the […]

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Lesson 14 – The Spanish Irregular Verb Poder – to be able to

Time to learn another very handy Spanish verb, Poder, which means “can or to be able to.” Poder, being an irregular verb, means it’s not conjugated the normal way, rather, there is a stem-change: o –> ue (except with nosotros) Here is how to conjugated Poder: Yo puedo (I can, or I am able to …) […]

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Lesson 13 – Another Irregular, But Useful Spanish Verb – Tener (to have)

Another VERY useful Spanish irregular verb is the verb Tener, which means to have. However, note that “tener” is not to be used in the sense of saying, “I have eaten a lot.” There is another Spanish verb, the verb Haber that is used for this purpose, which you will learn much much much later. […]

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Lesson 12 – The Spanish Irregular Verb Ir- To Go

It’s time to start learning one of the most useful Spanish verbs – the Spanish verb “Ir,” which means “to go.” You will find that being able to properly conjugate and use the verb Ir will help you learn Spanish very quickly, as this verb is used a lot! Ir is an irregular verb because the […]

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Lesson 11 – Spanish Regular Verbs with Irregular First-Person Conjugation In The Present Tense

In the past two learn Spanish lessons, we have learned how to conjugate Spanish regular verbs – the AR, ER and IR verbs in the present tense. Now there are a handful of verbs that are conjugated like any regular Spanish verb, except for in the first-person (“Yo” form) conjugation. Here is the list of […]

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Lesson 10 – Conjugating ER & IR Spanish Regular Verbs In The Present Tense

Now it’s time to learn how to conjugate Spanish regular verbs in the present tense that end in either “ER” or “IR.” But hey, there’s some good news here! Both “ER” and “IR” ending verbs in Spanish have the same root conjugations except for Nosotros. Here are the root endings that you will replace the […]

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Lesson 9 – Conjugating AR Spanish Regular Verbs In The Present Tense

In Spanish, all verbs end in either -ar, -er or -ir. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to conjugate regarlar Spanish verbs ending in -AR in the present tense. I say “regular” because there are irregular verbs in Spanish, in which either the stem or the root of the verb changes differently. Spanish regular […]

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Lesson 8 – The Present Progressive in Spanish

In the last lesson about the Spanish verb Estar, you learned that the present progressive is formed by using Estar. In this lesson, we will learn how conjugate the gerund or the “ing” form a verb. (When I say “ing,” I’m referring to when the verb in English ends in “ing,” like eating, watching, calling, […]

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Lesson 7 – The Spanish Verb Estar

Now that you’ve learned the Spanish verb “ser,” which means “to be,” it’s time to learn the other Spanish verb that means “to be” — Estar. Here are the present tense conjagations: Yo estoy (I am) Tú estás (you are) Él/Ella/Usted es (he/she is, you are) Nosotros estamos (we are) Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes están (They/You are) Now, let’s talk […]

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Lesson 6 – How to Tell Time in Spanish – Use Ser

Another important use of the Spanish verb Ser is to tell time. When telling time in Spanish, there are only two conjugations of Ser that you will use: Es (singular) Son (plural) Here’s how to you tell time in Spanish: Es la una (It’s 1 o’clock) Son las dos (It’s 2 o’clock) Son las tres […]

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Lesson 5 – Where are you from? Another Use of Ser

You have previously learned how to use the verb Ser to describe people, places and things, and also how to ask how or what someone, something or some place is like. Another use for the Spanish verb Ser is to describe where someone or something is from. Note: We’re not talking about someone or something’s […]

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Lesson 4 – Describing People, Places and Things in Spanish

Okay, it’s time to start forming sentences in Spanish! 🙂 In Spanish, when describing nouns (people, places and things) – the inherent characteristics of them – we use the verb Ser, which means “to be.” (** Note that in Spanish, there are two verbs that mean “to be,” something we will get into later.) The […]

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Lesson 3: Who is that? – Spanish Subject Pronouns

We’re slowly now going to start discussing Spanish grammar, which is critical to learning Spanish. Now, vital to every communication is knowing the subject (or noun) of whatever is being said or written, right? Are we talking about Mexico or Jane from the apartment below or iPods? These are all examples of nouns – person, […]

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Lesson 2: Learn Spanish – Start Speaking – Meet and Greet

Now that you’ve developed good Spanish-alphabet pronunciation skills and feel confident in reciting the Spanish alphabet, it’s time to move on to speaking Spanish. At this point, it would logically seem like you should start learning Spanish grammar, but I advise against that. Learning a language is like learning anything else that is new and […]

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Lesson 1: Learn Spanish – Make Pronunciation Your Priority

Many Spanish students make the mistake of rushing into this new language. Well, I can’t blame them. It’s exciting to learn Spanish! However, there’s no point to learning a new language if no one is going to understand you. In some languages, just being slightly off can change the meaning of what you want to say. For example, […]

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