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El preterito-imperfecto

Las diferencias entre el pretérito y el imperfecto son uno de los temas más complejos de la lengua española, no sólo para el estudiante, sino para el profesor. Vamos a escribir algunos ejemplos en el que se emplea el imperfecto o el pretérito y entonces observaremos detalladamente las diferencias. ¿Quieres repasar más gramática?   Cuando era pequeño me asomaba a la ventana por las noches hasta que mi padre llegaba.   ACCIÓN HABITUAL EN EL PASADO = IMPERFECTO   Por lo tanto el imperfecto se emplea Read More +

Examples – adverbs in Spanish

Here we can see some adverbs in Spanish: The adverbs (adverbios) are words unchangeable words with the function of modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs expressing how, when, where, frequency and quantity. Examples of adverbs are rápidamente (quickly), lentamente (slowly), tranquilamente (calmly). These words are used to describe how an action is taking place and may refer to a variety of characteristics. We could say it is easier to use adverbs than adjectives in Spanish. While adjectives change according to the gender and quantity of Read More +

Superlative Spanish adjectives

In Spanish we use the superlative adjective form when comparing three or more objects, persons, or ideas. There are two main groups of superlatives in Spanish, the relative superlative and the absolute superlative. The relative superlative in Spanish: The English forms “the most…” and “the least…” are usually called the relative superlative because the information they refer to is amongst an specific group. For Instance in Spanish we can say: El niño más alto de la clase (The tallest boy in class) El coche más Read More +

Comparative adjectives in Spanish

In Spanish we use the comparative degree when comparing two objects, persons, or ideas. To form a comparative adjective, in Spanish, you have to use más (more) or menos (less) or tan (the same): Ella es más alta que yo  (She is taller than me) La ciudad es menos tranquila que el pueblo (City is less calm than the village) Inglaterra es tan fría como Irlanda (England is as cold as Ireland)   So, comparatives (comparativos in Spanish) are said to refer to superiority (más¦que), Read More +