Conjugating Vos

How to Conjugate Vos See also Spanish Grammar In Argentina and some other Latin American countries, people use the pronoun vos in place of tú. Vos is not the same as vosotros (which is used in Spain). In grammatical terms, vos is an informal second-person singular pronoun. Vosotros is an informal second-person plural pronoun. More simply, vos replaces tú (in Argentina, Uruguay, etc.) while vosotros replaces ustedes (in informal...

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Grammar – Future Tense

Future Tense See also Spanish Grammar In Spanish, there are two common ways to express a future occurance. One way uses a structure similar to the English “going to + verb”. For example, I am going to go to the movies. The other way is similar to the English “will + verb”. For example, I will go to the movies. Let’s look at a few examples that demonstrate how to express future actions and events in...

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Spanish Lesson – Saber and Conocer

Saber and Conocer See also Spanish Grammar In this Spanish grammar lesson you will learn the two Spanish verbs that mean “to know”. They are saber and conocer. Saber The Spanish verb saber (to know) is irregular and is conjugated as follows: Yo sé Tú sabes El/ella/usted sabe Nosotros sabemos Ellos/ellas/ustedes saben Saber is used to indicate knowledge of facts or information, or knowledge that can be stated. For example:...

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Grammar – Past Participles

Past Participles See also Spanish Grammar In Spanish, the past participle of a verb can be used as an adjective or can be used with auxiliary verbs to form the passive voice and perfect tenses. To form the past participle, drop the verb ending and add -ado for -ar verbs or -ido for -er and -ir verbs. For example: trabajar (to work) – trabajado (worked) aprender (to learn) – aprendido (learned) decidir (to decide) –...

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Spanish Lesson – Por and Para

Por and Para See also Spanish Grammar In this Spanish grammar lesson you will learn how to use the two Spanish words that mean “for”. They are por and para. Por and para are not used interchangeably. There are certain rules that dictate when to use por and when to use para. In fact, the meaning of the sentence can change if you use one instead of the other. When to use por To express the reason for thanks or an apology....

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Spanish Lesson – Muy and Mucho

Muy and Mucho See also Spanish Grammar New Spanish speakers often confuse the words muy and mucho. The two words are not synonyms. One means “very” and the other means “a lot”. This Spanish lesson gives a quick and easy explanation of when to use muy and when to use mucho. When to Use Muy and When to Use Mucho Muy means “very” and comes before an adverb or adjective. Esta revista es muy interesante....

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