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Subjunctive Tense Written by tutor Michael U. The subjunctive mood is used in Spanish to express situations contrary to fact or cases of unreality. It is present in the dependent clause when the independent clause expresses emotion (estoy contento de que... I am happy that...), volition (quiero que... I want [that]...), likes or preference (prefiero que... I prefer...), possibility (es... read more

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Preterit and Imperfect: Is This Over Yet? Written by tutor Emily R. Differentiating between these tenses can be a little tricky at first, but once you understand the general difference, it’s really not so bad at all! To begin, it is important to know that both the preterit and the imperfect are past tenses. The main factor that determines which to use to express a past-tense idea... read more

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Spanish Present Progressive Tense Written by tutor Madina D. The Present Progressive in Spanish is formed with a conjugated form of the verb “Estar” (to be) and the Present Participle. What does this mean? Estar (conjugated, ex: Estoy) + Present Participle (ex: bailando) = I am dancing (Present Progressive.) How do I conjugate “Estar” (to be)? It is an IRREGULAR verb,... read more

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Spanish Present Perfect and Past Perfect Tenses - El Perfecto Written by tutor Margaret S. Cuando hablamos, en cualquier idioma, hay varios tiempos de verbos que podemos usar. El tiempo que usamos cuando queremos hablar de una cosa que está acabado (o estarán acabado) es el ‘perfecto’. Es importante reconocer la diferencia entre el tiempo perfecto y el imperfecto, que usamos para hablar... read more

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Spanish Future Tense - el Futuro Written by tutor Dominic J. The future tense of any language corresponds to events that have yet to occur. For example, in English, one may say, “I will work on my homework” or “I am going to the store later tonight”. In Spanish, if one knows the infinitive form of Spanish verbs, knowing the future tense is quite simple. -ar verbs Examples... read more

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Spanish Conditional Tense - el Condicional (Conjugation and Usage) Written by tutor Vanessa K. The conditional is one of the simplest, easiest Spanish verb forms. :) There is only one set of endings and most verbs - even those which are irregular in the present tense - use their infinitive as the root of the conjugation. How do we form the conditional? To form the conditional... read more

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Spanish Verb Tenses Help Hola! Do you have troubles conjugating verbs in Spanish? Do you know how to use the future tense? Ever get confused on whether to use the preterite or imperfect tense when talking about actions in the past? Well, look no further. Here, we're proud to say that top WyzAnt Spanish tutors have written down everything they know and are sharing it with YOU to help... read more