Preguntado para información/ Asking for information. In social situations you will often want to find out more about someone or their family, job and so on. To do this use háblame (tell me) tell me… Háblame un poco de ti. Tell me a bit about yourself. Hábleme de tu familia. Tell me about your family. ¿En qué consiste tu trabajo? Tell me what your job … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – preguntando para información
Disculparse/ Apologising There may be times when you wish to make an apology to somebody. The simplest wat to do this is to say perdona (to someone you speak to as tú) and perdone (to someone you speak to as usted) I´m sorry Perdona. I’m sorry. Perdona por no pasar a verte, pero no tune tiempo. I’m sorry I didn’t call in, but I didn’t … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – disculparse
Hablar de ti mismo/ Talking bout yourself To get the conversation going, you’ll need to be able to say at least what your name is, who you are or what you do, and where you’re from. Saying what your name isis rather different in Spanish from English. You say me llamo (literally I call myself). me llamo comes from the reflexive verb llamarse. If you … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – hablar de ti mismo
Presentar a las personas/ Introducing people You’ll want to introduce people you know to one another. The simplest way is by saying éste es (this is) when introducing a man, and ésta es when introducing a woman. ¿Lo Sabías? When you’re introduced to some, you’ll want to know how to react. The traditional encantado should only be used in formal or business situations these days, … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – presentar a las personas
Whether you’re going to be working in Spain or spending some time with your Spanish speaking friends, you’ll want to be able to chat with people and get to know them better. These phrases will help you communicate with acquaintances, friends, family and colleagues in a variety of everyday situations. Saludos/ Greetings Presentar las personas/ Introducing people Hablar de ti mismo/ Talking about yourself Disculparse/ … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – How are things?
Saludos/Greetings To get you off on the right footing, you need to know how to say hello to people properly. Just as in English, there are several ways of doing this in Spanish. You can simply use hola (hello or hi) on its own. You can also use buenos días (good morning), buenas tardes (good afternoon or good evening – provided it’s still light), and … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – saludos
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Martes, siete de marzo de dos mil veintitres Los verbos conjugación preterite Forming the preterite of regular verbs The Spanish preterite tense is one of five forms used to describe actions or events that occurred in the past. The preterite is used to describe actions which have been completed. Spanish verbs come in three categories –ar, –er and –ir and change (conjugate) according to who … Continúa leyendo Pretérito indefinido
Martes, veintiocho de febrero de dos mil veintirés A reflexive verb is one where the subject and object are the same and where the action ‘reflects back’ on the subject. It is used with a reflexive pronoun such as myself, yourself, and herself in English, for example; I wash myself and he washes himself. In Spanish, reflexive verbs are much more common than in English … Continúa leyendo Los verbos reflexivos
Martes, veintiuno de febrero de dos mil veintitrés pienso, quiero… Present indicative – irregular verbs (1) Forming the present indicative– irregular verbs cerr–ar quer–er sent–ir (yo) cierr–o quier–o sient–o (tú) cierr–as quier–es sient–es (usted) cierr–a quier–e sient–e (él, ella) cierr–a quier–e sient–e (nosotros, nosotras) cerr–amos quer–emos sent–imos (vosotros, vosotras) cerr–áis quer–éis sent–ís (ustedes) cierr–an quier–en sient–en (ellos, ellas) cierr–an quier–en sient–en e becomes ie Others– … Continúa leyendo pienso, quiero…
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