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PRESENTE, PASADO y FUTURO.  Again.

By Os

¡Hola amigos!  ¿How is everything going?  Last article was brutal, I know.  Too many boxes and endings.  So today I am gonna present you the three tenses we learn last month in an easy format that you may like it.  Check it out:

(Remember that for future tense we just add the ending to the whole verb.

Ex:  hablar goes to hablar + ending = hablaré)

-AR endings

  PRESENTE PASADO FUTURO
I o é é
you, s/he a ó á
we amos amos emos
y’all guys, they an aron án

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Presente, Pasado y Futuro

By Os

¡Hola amigos!  Three years ago we learned how to play with verbs in present and two years ago we learned how to play with verbs in past.  ¿Remember the endings?

Let’s review them…

First of all we will have to “match” the endings of the patterns with these people (personal pronouns) exactly in the following order:

I you, s/he, (it)
we y’all, they

Here are the endings of the verbs in PRESENTE:

-AR verbs

O A
AMOS AN

 -ER verbs

O E
EMOS EN

-IR verbs

O E
IMOS EN

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There is / There are.  Parte I

By Os

¿How do you say “there is” or “there are” in Spanish?

eye
Exactly,  say  /aɪ/.

The way to say “there is” or ”there are” in Spanish is:

/aɪ/.

¿How do you pronounce it?

/aɪ/.

eye

¿How do you write it in Spanish?

HAY.
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Haber = To have #3  REVIEW

By Os 

¿How are you guys?  ¿How have y’all guys done?  😉 This is the last review of this series.  I promise.

Remember that when we want to say something like:

I have spoken / I have eaten / I have lived / I have been / I have had / I have gone / I have driven / I have gotten / I have done something / I have made something / etc, etc, etc…

Because we want to indicate something that has been done in the past. We do have to use the verb:

HABER  +  p.p. 

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Haber = To have #2  REVIEW

By Os

HABER  is an auxiliary-helping verb that we use in español when we talk about things and/or actions that we have done in the past.

Something like:

I have spoken / I have eaten / I have lived / I have been / I have had / I have gone / I have driven / I have gotten / I have done something / I have made something / etc, etc, etc…

Remember that in español the “H – h” is silent.

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Haber = To have #2

By Os

HABER  is an auxiliary-helping verb that we use in español when we talk about things and/or actions that we have done in the past.
Do use  HABER  when saying something like:

I have spoken / I have eaten / I have lived / I have been / I have had / I have gone / I have driven / I have gotten / I have done something / I have made something / etc, etc, etc…

Remember that in español the “H – h” is silent.

HabER = TO have #2

I   he you, s/he   ha
we   hemos y’all, they   han

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Tener = To have #1 (again)

By Os

¡Hola gente!  ¿Todo bien?  ¿Did you read my last ariticle?  It was bout the verb TO HAVE #1 in español.  TENER.  As it is a very, very important action word, today we’ll review what we learned last month…  Let’s start filling the following box.

TenER = TO ______ #

     I       you, s/he  
     we      y’all, they   

I hope these you filled it like this one:

TenER = TO have #1

I   tenGO you, s/he   tiene
we   tenEMOS y’all, they   tienen

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Tener = To have #1

By Os

¡Feliz Día de la Amistad amigos! ¿Did your team make it to the Super Bowl? Mine (Broncos) didn’t…

Today we are gonna master the Times Table # 6. Tener.

TenER = TO have #1

I          ten go

you, s/he, it          tiene

we          ten emos

you all, they          tien en

Tener means to have but only when you have or don’t have something like in:
“I don’t have a car.”

Tener is useful…

Tener does NOT mean to have when you have done or haven’t done something like in:
“I haven’t spoken with my mother today.”

Tener is NOT useful… Haber is the verb we must use.

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The Snowball Effect #1

By Os

¡Feliz Año Nuevo amigos!  ¿How were your holidays?  ¿Did you enjoy them?

Snowball.  It is hard to get one around here, isn’t it?  Well, not this kind of snowball…

This snowball is made of Spanish.  We are gonna start with isolated words and by the end of this article you will be speaking full sentences, actually paragraphs.  Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

For our first Snowball we are going to use the first three “Times Tables Verbs”:  Hablar, Comer, Vivir.  Here we go:

To speak                     ↔         Hablar

I speak                         ↔         Hablo

I speak Spanish                        ↔         Hablo español

To make a negation just put “no” in front of the verb

I don’t speak                 ↔         No hablo

I don’t speak Spanish    ↔         No hablo español

I’m sure you know how to say “much”  ↔  mucho

I don’t speak much Spanish       ↔  No hablo mucho español
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