Hints For Learning German

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Rocket Spanish Review

Difficulty learning Spanish?
Do you want to learn a foreign language like Spanish? Are you thinking of a holiday abroad, maybe in Spain, Mexico or even Argentina? Have you ever looked in a Spanish dictionary and thought “I’ll never know enough for conversational Spanish”?
If you are like me, you will have tried a number of Spanish [...]

Spanish prepositions ‘un’ & ‘una’

The Spanish word for a/an is ‘un‘ for Spanish masculine nouns and una for Spanish feminine nouns.

Todos deberian tener un pasaporte (masc’) = everyone should have a passport.
Por aquí hay sola una habitación libra = there is only one room vacant here.

Note, that Spanish does not use the equivalent of English ‘a’ when you indicate [...]

Spanish Prepositions ‘por’ and ‘para’

The use of ‘por’ and ‘para’, both meaning ‘for’ or ‘by’, can be a bit confusing at first.
The difference is that;

‘por’ looks back to the origins of, or the root causes of  the circumstances;
‘para’ looks forward to the result, aim or destination of the  the circumstances.

Spanish ‘Por’ is used to express, or used with;

Cause, reason, [...]

Spanish Prepositions ‘a’ and ‘de’

The Spanish prepositions — ‘a’ (to), and ‘de’ (of), when used in conjunction with a Spanish noun, precede the articles (el),(masc’) and (la) (fem’).
When these Spanish prepositions come before the masculine (el), ( singular), there is a contraction and fusion of these two.
Therefore; (a + el)  =  al, and (de + el)  =  del.
Single, masculine [...]

Spanish Preposition ‘desde’, ‘con’, ‘en’, ‘hacia’ & ‘hasta’

The Spanish preposition ‘desde’ can be used;

With time and duration, (tiempo y duración);
–viene en tren desde Zaragoza = he/she is coming from Zaragoza by train.
–Este quadro está desde1800 = this painting is from the 1800’s.

The Spanish preposition ‘con’ can be used ;

With company, (compania);
– me quedo en casa con todos los demas – I’m staying [...]

Spanish Gender

Gender is Spain – EL, LA and LO
All nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine.
They take the article “el” and “la” respectfully, and they are placed in front of the noun.
The Spanish don’t have neutral nouns.
–but there is a neutral form of the article. i.e. (‘lo’), ( the).
It is used before an adjective to [...]

Spanish Adjectives (regular in location)

An adjectives is used to describe the noun, be it an article or a person.
In English the adjective is placed before the noun,
In Spanish, more often than not, they are placed after the noun.
Adjectives must show agreement of gender (masculine, feminine) and  number (singular or plural) with the person [...]

Spanish Adjectives (exceptions in location)

Two exceptions to the order (i.e. after, or before) are;  malo  (bad), and (bueno) good.
When malo or bueno are placed before the noun they change to mal and buen.
Examples are;
(1) una pelicula mala, or, una mala pelicula. ( a  good film).
(2) un tiempo malo, or,  un mal tiempo. ( a bad time).
(3) una buena niña, [...]

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 lavo
you wash yourself — te lavas
we [...]