Finally master the preterite in Spanish

Finally master the preterite in Spanish

Mis queridos alumnos (My dear students), today you’re going to learn the Spanish preterite, or pretérito, the most used past tense in Mexico and most other Latin-American countries.  It is also known as pretérito indefinido and pretérito perfecto simple, but this is jargon. Let’s stick to pretérito alone, since that’s how most people call it…

Spanish Sentence Structure: Build Your FIRST SENTENCES IN SPANISH

Spanish Sentence Structure: Build Your FIRST SENTENCES IN SPANISH

Just started learning Spanish? In today’s beginner lesson, I, Mariana from Spring Spanish, am going to show you how to build tus primeras oraciones en español (your first Spanish sentences), plus sample sentences you can steal from us, so you can start using them in conversations right away! Ready? Here’s your first, easy, sentence…  The…

DON’T Learn the Spanish Future Tense Conjugation Table! (Do THIS instead to always use it correctly)

DON’T Learn the Spanish Future Tense Conjugation Table! (Do THIS instead to always use it correctly)

So, you’re in a conversation in Spanish, and your conversation partner asks: Oye, ¿qué vas a hacer mañana? (So, what are you doing tomorrow?) And you want to reply that you’re going to have lunch with a friend, so you start… But you’ve forgotten how to form the future tense in Spanish! The horror! Do…

DON’T Learn the Spanish Past Tense Conjugation Table! (Do THIS instead for fluent Spanish)

DON’T Learn the Spanish Past Tense Conjugation Table! (Do THIS instead for fluent Spanish)

Hello, my dear students! I’m Mariana, head of grammar at Spring Spanish, and today I’m going to show you how you can always use the past tense correctly while speaking Spanish in conversations… without having to think about conjugation tables!  We’re going to use our very own Conversation Based Chunking method to help you with…

Try This Simple Trick to Always Use Spanish HABER correctly – Hay vs Había vs Hubo

Try This Simple Trick to Always Use Spanish HABER correctly – Hay vs Había vs Hubo

Today, you’re going to finally master the verb haber and the 3 ways it’s most often used: hay, había and hubo. Ya sé (I know), there are a lot of explanations out there on the Internet about the verb haber, but if you’ve ever thought “I understand the rules, but I never remember them in…

DON’T Learn the Spanish Present Tense Conjugation Table! (Do THIS instead for fluent Spanish)

DON’T Learn the Spanish Present Tense Conjugation Table! (Do THIS instead for fluent Spanish)

So, you’re in a conversation in Spanish, you’ve been listening to your conversation partner, and now you’re getting ready to say something… BUT suddenly you’ve forgotten the correct conjugation… You start rattling off the verb conjugation table in your head (yo, tú, él, nosotros…).  La presión aumenta (The pressure mounts)… People are waiting for you…

A Complete Overview of the SPANISH TENSES That Will Make Spanish ROLL OFF YOUR TONGUE

A Complete Overview of the SPANISH TENSES That Will Make Spanish ROLL OFF YOUR TONGUE

Admítelo (Admit it): we’ve all tried to memorize Spanish verb tenses, only to end up in an actual conversation thinking “should I use pretérito now or pretérito perfecto… or what’s the difference again?” And then, you haven’t even started conjugating the verb!  Result: brain meltdown, and you’re completely tongue-tied! Your conversation partner is staring at…

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