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.
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The conditional tense is used to express the idea of would/could in English. It’s
one of the easiest verb tenses to conjugate in Spanish. This lesson reviews the uses
and ways to conjugate the conditional tense in Spanish.
The future tense is used to talk about things that have not occurred yet. In
English, the thought is expressed as “will study” or “will talk,” implying that the
speaker has not yet performed the action, but intends to do so. This lesson describes
the uses and conjugations of the future tense in Spanish.
The perfect tense is used to describe events that are occurring or have just
occurred. For example, “He has written his essay” describes an action that just
recently ended. This lesson describes the different forms the perfect tense can take
(present, past, and future), and how to conjugate each in Spanish.
At first, knowing the difference between the preterit and imperfect tenses may seem
a bit daunting; however, once you get the hang of it, you won’t need to think twice!
This lesson describes the different uses of the preterit and imperfect tenses and when
to use each.
The present progressive tense is used to tell what someone is doing at any given
moment. For example, “I am studying” – “am studying” makes use of the present
progressive tense, because it tells what action is in progress. The thought is
similarly expressed in Spanish, with the verb “estar” (to be) plus a present participle
(the equivalent of an “ing” word in English). This lesson describes how to use the
present progressive tense in Spanish.
The subjunctive tense is used to describe things that contradict fact. It is also used when emotion, desire, doubt, or uncertainty are expressed. This lesson goes through the subjunctive verb tense endings as well as how and when to use the subjunctive tense.
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