Monthly Archives: August 2020

Preterite vs Imperfect

Master Which Past Tense to Use

One of the most difficult things people who are learning Spanish come across is which past tense to use. There are several past tenses in Spanish but the two most common ones are the preterite (or the past simple) and the imperfect which are also the easiest to confuse.

In this blog post we will help you work out when to use the preterite and when to use the imperfect so that when you come to talk or write in the past in Spanish you will be able to with ease. Continue reading

Master the ‘Preterite Tense’ in Spanish

Preterite SpanishThe “preterite tense” in Spanish is also known as the “past simple tense”. As there are several different past tenses in Spanish, it can be tricky for learners to work out which one they should be using and when to choose the preterite tense.

This blog post will help you work out when you should be using the preterite tense / past simple tense.

When to use the Preterite Tense

Basically you need to use the preterite tense when talking about completed actions that happened at a specific time. You could also be talking about something that happened once – NOT habits or repeated actions. Continue reading

How to Talk About What You “Used to do” in Spanish Using the Imperfect Tense

Spanish ImAs a Spanish learner you may not realise it but in everyday conversation Spanish speakers use about eight different past tenses! On the other hand, English only has four past tenses.

This can be quite scary to find out as a Spanish learner. However, the good news is that you do not need to know all of them to be able to communicate effectively in Spanish.

In this blog post we are going to concentrate on just one past tense, the imperfect tense which you will be pleased to hear is one of the easiest tenses to learn in Spanish! Continue reading

Review of “Essential Holiday Spanish”

Online Spanish courseThis is a review of the self-study online course “Essential Holiday Spanish” for beginners to learn the basics to survive on holiday by using simple Spanish.

What to expect from this course:

– Learn by listening to REAL dialogues with a native speaker
– Learn basic Spanish phrases to talk to locals
– Reinforce what you have learnt with easy, fun exercises
– Practise your speaking with pronunciation tutorials

What is covered in the course?

The topics covered deal with all the common touristy situations you will find yourself in on holidays: Continue reading

 
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