Spanish Reflexive verbs

There are REFLEXIVE verbs in all the three verb groups (-er, -ar & -ir). They have se added to the end of the INFINIIVE. They are used in the verbs which describe the doing of the action to oneself, e.g. To wash = LAVAR To wash oneself = LAVARSE The conjunction is; I wash myself — me [...]

Spanish -ir verbs

Those ending in IR.   e.g.     To receive       –   RECIBIR         take off the ending IR. I receive          –     recibo you buy (sin’)   –     recibes he, she buys     –     recibe we buy             –     recibimos you buy (pl’)    –     recibís they buy           –    reciben

Spanish -er verbs

Those ending in ER,    e.g.    To sell            –    VENDER,      take off the ending ER. I sell                 –    vendo you sell (sin’)   –    vendes he, she, it sells –    vende we sell             –    vendemos you sell (pl’)    –    vendéis they sell           –    venden

Spanish -ar verbs

The majority of the verbs end in AR and most of these are regular, but as in English, there are some irregular verbs in each group. They have there own peculiar form which you need to be aware of and which need special attention. They have to be learnt and remembered in their own unique [...]

Spanish Verbs

There are three groups of verbs, those that end in AR, ER or IR. Each of these groups has it’s own distinctive endings which also have to be learned. If the wrong ending is applied the sentence will have a completely different meaning. I.E. The wrong person is implied. This at first appears difficult. Again [...]

Ayer & Mañana

The use of yesterday (AYER) indicates the past tense. Put yesterday (AYER) AT THE START OF THE SENTENSE,  and use the present tense of the verb. For example; Yesterday I went to the beach. AYER, voy a la playa. The use of tomorrow (MAÑANA) indicates the future tense. Put tomorrow (MAÑANA) at the start of [...]

Present tense Spanish

The verb is the doing part or action of the sentence. The present tense is called the PRESENTE de INDICATIVO. Tense (Tiempo) means time. The PRESENTE INDIVATIVE is used most of the time in Spanish and English. It indicates; ( a ) An action or state of being at the present time. Example; HABLO español. [...]

Tips for learning Spanish

A QUICK ROUTE to LEARNING SPANISH It can be an awful experience when you come out of a Spanish class feeling that you have neither  understood nor learnt anything or that you are behind the rest of your colleagues.  From my experience it is better to prepare yourself in the comfort of your own home. [...]