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How To Use “ Ya “ and “Todavía” In Spanish
These words have different meanings used in Present or in Past.
El bebé ya camina. (The baby is already walking). We use this idea when we were expecting something from someone that we know he/she was going to do in any moment.
Ya regreso. (I will be right back). We use this phrase when we are going to do something soon, for example in a restaurant, the waiter could say: Ya te traigo la cuenta. (I will bring you the check in a moment.
Ya no tomo alcohol. (I don’t drink alcohol anymore.) We use it when we used to do something and we stopped doing it.
The Spanish Verb Dar and Expressions Using This Verb
This lesson covers Spanish expressions using the Spanish verb “dar.” Many of these expressions can’t be translated literally to English, so I won’t give you a direct translation but I will try to say what you would say in each situation in English.
Me da igual/ Me da lo mismo: It doesn’t matter to me.
¿Qué prefieres para cenar, pasta o pollo? (Do you want pasta or chicken for dinner?)
Me da igual. (I don’t care.)
We are going to take a look at these expressions in combination with different tenses, expressing different ideas.
When we use: Hace + time duration + Present Tense, although the situation has started in the past, the action still continues.
Many Spanish students have asked me how do you say I should have or I could have done something in Spanish. For example, “I should have made dinner reservations.” Lets take a look at how we express this idea in Spanish…
Tips to improve
Do not expect to learn Spanish very quickly. You can get frustrated when it does not happen that way. Take your time and not expect to be perfect first inning. Learning a new language should be tried in small, manageable steps. Congratulate yourself for your progress and try to avoid unrealistic goals set…
Today we will discuss how to describe past events in Spanish. Sometimes you’ll run into a old friend who you have not seen for many years. This person knows everything about your life in the past, but he/she has no idea what you are up to right now. In this lesson, we are going to learn to explain things from the past that are still the same and also how to talk about things that have changed.
In this lesson we are going to study direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns. To get a good feel for how the direct object and the indirect objects are used in real life, we are going to read a conversation between two people. This should give you a good grasp about how to use these two pronouns in everyday conversation. Make sure to practice them whenever you can…
Spanish Vocabulary / Quantifiers
Quantifiers in the Spanish language are Spanish words that are very useful when we want to speak about statistics. Some of them use the distinction between female and male but others don’t do it. Remember that when we don’t put the noun after the adjective we are speaking in general, and it will always be masculine.
Let’s take a look. To give some examples we will talk about the work world in Argentina. You can think if it is similar in your country…
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In this file you’ll find typical phrases used in different conversations, for example:
La consideran la mejor opción posible en
They regard it as the best possible option right
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To understand how to make comparisons in Spanish, it is important to understand that making comparisons about adjectives, nouns, or verbs all have some differences. Let’s take a look..
Learning Spanish Vocabulary
When studying Spanish we must not forget that there are many dialects around. A dialect is defined as a language variation which is spoken in a specific territory. There are important variations in dialect among the various regions of Spain and Latin America. The differences between dialects are usually limited to intonation, pronunciation and isolated words and expressions…
How are your Spanish skills?.
Watch this funny video and try to understand. They say “it’s difficult to speak in Spanish,” but I don’t think so. I think that it’s the way they sing .. LOL ..
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To command in Spanish
Commands are one of the most common language functions in Spanish. So we recommend you pay close attention and complete the exercises carefully.
Commands are used when ordering, or telling someone what to do. This is often referred to as the “imperative” form of the verb. By now, you are well acquainted with the fact that Spanish has both a formal and an informal style of speech (“tú” / “Ud.”)…