One reason is because Spanish is one of the main languages that English is based on. In point of fact about 70% of the words in the English language are Spanish. For this reason, Spanish is easy to learn. For example, the lasso is a Spanish word for a rope which is used to catch animals such as cattle. Some words like "incredible" are the same in English as they are in Spanish and they mean the same too. Others such as "importante" are almost the same in Spelling with the exception that you add an "e" to the end and the meaning is exactly the same as in English. There are also words that the Spanish have adapted from the English language such as Fax and cassette. While it is true that the verb endings can be a pain to figure out, eventually you see the patterns in them and they become easier too. Also the verb endings do all the work for you in a sentence because they tell you the subject in the verb ending. For example, "Camina a la tienda." It means he, she or you formal... read more
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Many of my students dread conjugating verbs. They dread it even more when the verbs are irregular and have the same meaning!! The verbs ser and estar both mean "to be", so what is the difference between the two?? Ser is used to describe things that are permanent or often unchangeable. For example, Yo soy de Estados Unidos.(I am from the United States). The form of ser used in the sentence is soy. You can not change where you are from. Ser is also used to describe characteristics, professions, religions and nationalities. Estar is used to describe things that are temporary. For example, Yo estoy en Florida para las vacaciones(I am in Florida for vacation). I am vacationing in Florida, but I am not from there. There is a little rhyme that is printed in the textbook, Realidades, which helps you remember when to use the verb, estar. The rhyme goes, For how you feel or where you are, always use the verb estar. Estar is used to describe emotions and locations... read more