Spanish Grammar: The Present Progressive Tense

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: The Present Progressive Tense la gramática española: el verbo estar con el presente progresivo The verb estar means to be. It is an irregular verb. May be used to indicate a state of ongoing action. Connect: LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Verb ESTAR – Basics Study: The verb ESTAR means TO BE, […]

Spanish Grammar: Irregular Past Participles

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Irregular Past Participles la gramática española: los participios pasados irregulares 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: Negative Informal Commands

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Negative Informal Commands la gramática española: los imperativos informales y negativos Imperatives are also known as command forms. Use informal imperatives to ask people not to do things in the tú form. Connect: LEAF Spanish Grammar: Imperatives – Basics Study: To state negative informal (tú) commands for regular [-AR], [-ER], and [-IR] […]

Spanish Grammar: Irregular Verbs in the Conditional Mood

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Irregular Verbs in the Conditional Mood la gramática española: los verbos irregulares en el modo condicional The conditional mood is not as dependent on time, rather certainty or ability. The conditional mood is used to indicate what would happen. Study: There are only a handful of verbs that are irregular in […]

Spanish Grammar: Irregular Verbs in the Future Tense

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Irregular Verbs in the Future Tense la gramática española: los verbos irregulares en el futuro The future tense includes a new set of verb conjugations. May be used to talk about future events. Study: There are only a handful of verbs that are irregular in the future tense. All of the […]

Spanish Grammar: Infinitive of Reflexive Verbs

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Infinitive of Reflexive Verbs la gramática española: el infinitivo de los verbos reflexivos Communicates action in a sentence. Directs an action back to its source. Connect: LEAF Spanish Grammar: Reflexive Verbs Study: Whenever reflexive verbs are used in the infinitive with another verb the reflexive pronoun and its verb infinitive function […]

Spanish Grammar: Adjectives – Basics

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Adjectives – Basics la gramática española: los adjetivos – los básicos One of three major categories of words (nouns, adjectives, verbs) Indicate grammatical number, gender, and characteristics. Study: The articles, and other adjectives which change for gender, must appear in the same gender category as the noun with which they were associated. This […]

Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics la gramática española: los sustantivos – los básicos One of three major categories of words (nouns, adjectives, verbs) Identify people, places, or things in a sentence. Study: In Spanish there is a large class of words to which the label noun can be applied. A Spanish noun can […]

Spanish Grammar: Asking Questions – Yes / No

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: Asking Questions – Yes / No la gramática española: hacer preguntas – sí / no Communicate simple positive or negative queries. Receive quick answers to basic questions. Study: A “Yes / No” question is a question that can be answered simply by ”Yes” or “No”.  Asking questions is a basic, but important, communication […]

Spanish Grammar: The Verb Form HAY

… Identify: Spanish Grammar: The Verb Expression HAY la gramática española: la forma hay The verb haber has many functions. It is an irregular verb. Indicate the existence of people, places, and things. Study: The verb form HAY comes from the verb HABER. … The Verb HABER : TO HAVE (auxiliary verb) (Present Indicative Tense) impersonal HAY there is […]

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