French Grammar: The Verb ÊTRE – Verb Conjugation Chart

… ÊTRE : TO BE Infinitive ÊTRE Conjugation IRREGULAR Present Participle ÉTANT Past Participle ÉTÉ … Simple Tenses, Indicative Mood: Présent Imparfait Passé Simple Futur je suis étais fus serai tu es étais fus seras il / elle / on est était fut sera nous sommes étions fûmes serons vous êtes étiez fûtes serez ils […]

Spanish Reading Selections: Puerto Rican Community Census 2013

… A word about reading texts in their original language: This is freaking hard! Yup. Languages can be complicated! Can’t I just use Google translate on this stuff and read it in English? I guess you could… Then why should I read this? Because reading texts like this can accelerate your language learning. So, what […]

Spanish Grammar: The Past Participle

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Past Participle la gramática española: el participio pasado The general equivalent of using [-ED] in English. Most often utilized with perfect tenses and the verb estar. … Study The past participle is the general equivalent of using [-ED] in English. It can be used in a variety of functions including perfect tenses and […]

Spanish Grammar: The Verb ESTAR with the Past Participle

… Identify Spanish Grammar: The Verb ESTAR with the Past Participle la gramática española: el verbo estar con el participio pasado The verb estar means to be. It is an irregular verb. May be combined with verbs ending in the past participle. … Study The past participle is the general equivalent of using [-ED] in English. It can […]

Spanish Grammar: Relative Adjectives – Cuyo

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Relative Adjectives – Cuyo la gramática española: los pronombres adjetivos – cuyo Relative Adjectives help refer to a noun previously mentioned. They “relate” to nouns in statements/conversations. … Study  Cuyo means who/whose in English, and must change in number and gender with the nouns being possessed, not necessarily the speaker. La niña, […]

Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Lo Que

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Lo Que la gramática española: los pronombres relativos – lo que Relative Pronouns help refer to a noun previously mentioned. They “relate” to nouns in statements/conversations. … Study The Relative Pronoun LO QUE refers to an abstract idea, or a concept that does not require number and gender. Lo […]

Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Quien

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Quien la gramática española: los pronombres relativos – quien Relative Pronouns help refer to a noun previously mentioned. They “relate” to nouns in statements/conversations.  … Study The Relative Pronoun QUIEN/QUIENES is used to refer to people, and changes in grammatical number (depending on how many people you’re talking about!) However […]

Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Que

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Relative Pronouns – Que la gramática española: los pronombres relativos – que Relative Pronouns help refer to a noun previously mentioned. They “relate” to nouns in statements/conversations. … Study  Relative Pronouns help refer to a noun previously mentioned. These usually require working with more than one sentence! La comida que yo comí. […]

Spanish Grammar: Reciprocal Verbs

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Reciprocal Verbs (with SE) la gramática española: los verbos recíprocos Communicates action in a sentence. Directs an action back to another subject and its source. … Study Reciprocal Verbs (with SE) in Spanish help us identify actions done with two or more people – to each other! Reciprocal Verbs are a certain […]

Spanish Grammar: SE For Unplanned Occurrences

… Identify Spanish Grammar: [SE] For Unplanned Occurrences la gramática española: [se] para las ocurrencias no planeadas The unplanned [SE] is one of a few functions of the pronoun [SE]. Unplanned [SE] identifies actions that aren’t anyone’s fault. … Study Using [SE] for accidents or unplanned events places an emphasis on the lack of control or responsibility of […]

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