Entradas de la categoría Spanish grammar

About Spanish grammar, verb tenses, conjugation, noun and adjective gender, prepositions, adverbs, word order, etc.

oct
21

Por vs Para

Spanish por vs para

Among the Spanish grammar topics with which students struggle the most, probably the difference between por and para would be in the top 3. We’ve created this infographic with the uses of por and para, we hope you find it useful! You can download it here. Have you ever doubted between por and para when speaking Spanish? Let us …

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sep
23

Cambios en la rutina

cambios en la rutina Spanish

This year is definitely a peculiar one, so our lives and routines are changing a lot. Here are some expressions in Spanish you can use to talk about changes in habits or habitual situations, whether they are in the past, present or future.  Empezar a + infinitive: it means to start doing something or to …

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ago
27

¡Qué calor!

demasiado calor Spanish

Summers can be very hot in Spain, so in Spanish there are many expressions related to heat which are used on a daily basis during this time of the year. Some of them are based on the word “calor”. calor vs hot “Calor” is a noun and it literally means “heat”. Despite being a noun …

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jun
01

Spanish: gender of the nouns 2- feminine nouns with masculine article

feminine words Spanish

In Spanish some feminine nouns that begin with a stressed “a” (a or ha) sound are preceded by article masculine (el, un) Some common feminine  stressed  ”a” words: el acta – act, record el agua – water el águila – eagle el ala – wing el alba – dawn el alga – seaweed el alma …

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abr
27

Spanish: gender of the nouns 1- masculine/ feminine and exceptions

gender of the nouns Spanish

You know that in Spanish we have different noun endings – words ending in -o are normally masculine and those ending in -a are normally feminine.   You know that “el“-”la” both means “the”: el espejo – the mirror la libreta – the notebook   Moreover,  there are some exceptions to this rule. Many nouns with the ending of -ma are …

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