7 excelentes canciones para mejorar tu español – y tu vida amorosa (Nivel Principiante)

Canciones en Youtube Canciones en Spotify Practicar Español con Música A mis estudiantes les encantan la música, y aprenden mucho con ella. He recopilado para ellos esta lista de canciones en español.  Son melodías de todos los tiempos y de diferentes zonas geográficas, a partir de todos mis años viviendo en países hispanohablantes. Esta selección es especial: en cada canción hay un tema gramatical básico. Podrás escuchar cómo se usa […]

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Markers & Recommendations – Spanish Past Tenses

In dealing with Spanish Past Tenses, there’s one trick you may want to remember: time markers are a very useful tool for giving you information about what tense you should use. Here you can find a summary for the past: (Indefinido) (Imperfecto) (Pretérito Perfecto) (Pluscuamperfecto) ayer el año pasado la semana pasada en el año… de repente anoche en + año el otro día hace + […]

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Perfecto & Pluscuamperfecto – Spanish Past Tenses

Pretérito Perfecto Now it gets easier. When it comes to Pretérito Perfecto, there are only a couple of contexts. Current Time Unit This means that something happened in the past (finished or not) and the person who is speaking is still in the same time unit in which it happened. It’s very important to remember here that it is not an objective point of view about […]

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Pretérito Indefinido & Imperfecto – Spanish Past Tenses

The difference between Indefinido and Imperfecto is probably your main struggle when using the past tense. Below are some examples of contrast situations:  Finished & Concrete Action vs. Durative Action This is the most “grammatical” case. Examples: Mi amigo vivía en Panamá vs. Mi amigo vivió en Panamá. Actually, both cases provide the same information: I have a friend, this friend lived in Panama. The difference, as I […]

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Some things you have to know – Spanish Past Tenses

I know it’s hard. I know that you think the Spanish past tense makes no sense at all. But maybe it’s just that you are looking at it the wrong way. Past tense in Spanish is, undoubtedly, a hard grammar topic to master. We have four different ones. They don’t correlate to other languages like English, for example, but are not even close to languages […]

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