How to use the subjunctive in Spanish

Subjuntivo – subjunctive The subjunctive mode is used to communicate certain subjective elements to the reciever of the communication. Spanish has three modes. El indicativo – el subjuntivo – el imperativo The indicative express: the known, the real and the objective The imperative you use when you give orders, recommend somthing and give advise someone to […]

The Imperative: Giving Orders in Spanish

The imperative (el imperativo in Spanish) is used to give orders. If you want to tell someone to turn a light on, for example, or to stop doing something, then you’ll need to use the imperative in Spanish. In addition to issuing commands, the imperative is used to: to give permission to offer something to give […]

Understanding Spanish Past Tenses

When it comes to learning Spanish, the overarching problem is that there are so many more ways to say things in Spanish than most other languages, especially English. That means that Spanish language learners are often tasked with having to expand their understanding of language in order to conquer it — and Spanish past tenses are […]

Unique Spanish Verbs: Ser, Estar, Haber, Tener, Hacer

Spanish is a beautiful language that seems to have the perfect, lovely sounding words to describe any idea like poetry. But that means there’s a lot of nuance to the language, especially when it comes to verbs, and learning to navigate their particularities can get new students down. While it seems daunting, if you focus […]

The Difference Between Ser and Estar

There are a few things that tend to trip up first time Spanish language learners, but perhaps the most prominent is the difference between ser and estar. They both mean “to be,” but they’re used differently in Spanish. While this can seem really complex, difficult, and sometimes even insurmountable in the beginning, trust us — […]

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