The infinitive is the simplest form of a verb. An infinitive tells you what the action is but not who is doing it nor when they are doing it. It translates into English as “to …” In Spanish there are 3 patterns of infinitive; those that end in -ar, -er or -ir. Examples are:
hablar – to speak
comer – to eat
vivir – to live
There are several common structures in Spanish that need the use of the infinitive. In this post we will look at these uses: Continue reading
The English language is easily one of the most interesting languages in the world. By far one of the most complicated languages to learn thanks to the infamous silent letters, uncertain rules and funny phrases, it’s still one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
However, travel to the UK itself, England in particular, and you may find you discover a whole new language that you’ve never heard before. This even happens to individuals who live in the UK and travel to another part of it!
I’m talking about British slang. But, British slang is easily one of the most humorous, funny and witty languages in the world and no matter what area you live in or are travelling too, it’s worth brushing up on your slang so you can use it with the locals.
To help you get started, here are 24 of the most common, awesome and downright hilarious slang terms that you need to learn today! Continue reading
If you are ever unlucky enough to be in Spain and feeling ill and have to go to the doctor’s it would be a great help if you could describe what is hurting you in Spanish. The key verb that you need to know is “doler” (to hurt) which, unfortunately is not a straightforward verb to use.
Firstly, it needs to be used with an indirect object pronoun depending on who is hurting:
(Me – me, te – you, le – him/her, nos – us, os – you (plural), les – them). Continue reading
When people first start to learn Spanish they first need to learn the basics such as how to say “the” in Spanish. This is called the definite article and in Spanish there are four different articles depending on whether the noun is masculine, singular, feminine or plural:
el libro = the book
la casa = the house
los chicos = the boys
las chicas = the girls
The problem comes when you start to see these words used everywhere often when we wouldn’t need to say “the” in English.
In this blog post we will look at when you need to remember to use the definite articles in Spanish: Continue reading