In the perfect tenses, we express, for example, "I have lived" or "I had lived." Both these tenses are compound tenses, meaning that they require an auxiliary verb (have/had/has) and a main verb (live) in the form of a past participle (lived).
The auxiliary verb we use in perfect tenses is "haber" meaning "have."
A handy guide for parents and kids interested in learning Spanish conversational phrases and simple verbs. Designed specifically for 1-5th...
I've actually listened to common jokes that exist in Chile regarding the two most common errors of Americans learning Spanish. What are they?
1) a really bad accent
2) inability to conjugate verbs
What can Americans do to overcome these two obstacles and not perpetuate the stereotype?!
Be humble and admit your accent is bad and needs...
This file contains the rules to conjugate regular verbs.
How to conjugate regular verbs in spanish with practice at the end.
I am a Spanish Native speaking person, I've being teaching since 1986, first English as a second Language and now Spanish as a second language.
Learning Spanish is fun. Spanish is a very versatile language, it is known to be a Roman Language, means it has it's roots from Latin. Did you know that English and Spanish have the same roots? And even though their grammar structure and...
Stem Changing Verbs
Written by tutor Kristen H.
The Spanish language has quite an array of stem changing verbs. Though no secret trick exists to determine if a verb is stem changing or not, repetition and a few quick rules reveal a pretty predictable conjugation pattern. The following tips should help you work out any confusion dealing with present tense stem changing verbs.
Ser y Estar
Written by tutor Jamie S.
The verb “to be” is the most commonly used verb, even though many of us don’t really think about it. Don’t believe me? Consider how many times you say, “am,” “is,” or “are” every day! Maybe you didn’t even know that was the verb “to be.”
Let’s look at how it is conjugated in English:
Reflexive Verbs - Spanish Grammar
Written by tutor Jennifer H.
What is a reflexive verb?
A reflexive verb is a verb that is used when the subject and object receiving the action are the same.
Ex. I wash myself.
Both the subject and the object refer to the same person. I am doing the action to myself.
How to conjugate verbs in Spanish
Written by tutor Dominic J.
This section provides a general overview into how to conjugate verbs in Spanish. This section highlights tendencies and patterns that span different verb tenses. For more info regarding a particular verb tense, there are more specific pages available.
Essentially, the way you conjugate a verb depends...
Spanish Verb Conjugation Help
Want to know how to conjugate tener in the subjunctive? How about a refresher on how -car, -gar, and -zar verbs change. Moreover, can you tell the difference between "Estas bonita" and "Eres bonita"? We're gathering all sorts of resources to help you tell when to use verbs and how to conjugate them.
Verbos conjugados (Conjugating...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
Spanish Verb Tenses Help
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