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EL IMPERFECTO 1

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This blog post will introduce the Imperfect tense in Spanish. This tense is a past tense and has a number of different uses, but the one we are going to concentrate on today is translating the idea of "used to" - a repeated action in the past. There are 2 main sets of endings...AR verbs - aba....IR/ER verbs - ía3 Irregular verbs.... ver - veíaser - erair - ibaDo the Quizlet to practice. Watch the video to learn. Answers from the video below.
1. Cuando era niño, comía muchos bombones.
2. Vivíamos en Dublín.
3. Mark trabajaba en Londres.
4. Carla bebía mucho café.

IRREGULAR VERBS IN THE PAST TENSE

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A lot of the irregular verbs in the Pretérito in Spanish are some of the most common verbs in the language, so it is important to learn them. 
Ir - fui, fuiste, fue, fuimos, fuisteis, fueron.
dar - di, diste, dio, dimos, disteis, dieron vi - vi, viste, vio, vimos, visteis, vieron. 
estar - estuve, estuviste, estuvo, estuvimos estuvisteis, estuvieron tener - tuve, tuviste, tuvo, tuvimos, tuvisteis, tuvieron
Watch the video to learn more irregular verbs in the past....
Do the Quizlet to practice. 



LOS NÚMEROS MÁS GRANDES - LARGER NUMBERS

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LEVEL: Beginners +
Using the hundreds in Spanish is fairly straightforward - generally we just add "cientos" to the basic number.....
The only real differences are 500, 700 and 900
100 - cien 200 - doscientos 300 - trescientos 400 - cuatrocientos 500 - quinientos 600 - seiscientos 700 - setecientos 800 - ochocientos 900 - novecientos 1000 - mil
Watch the video to practice and learn......

LOS COLORES - THE COLOURS IN SPANISH

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Level: Beginners
Learn the basic colours in Spanish
Negro Blanco Azul Rojo Amarillo Rosa Verde

EMOTIONS AND TEMPORARY STATES IN SPANISH

In Spanish we use two main verbs to talk about emotions - Estar and Tener
Watch the video to learn how to talk about emotions in Spanish. 
https://youtu.be/DRL5NcAEB20






THE FUTURE IN SPANISH - VOY A HACER

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To talk about the future, we first need some expressions.....

mañana - tomorrow
el año que viene - next year
el lunes - on Monday
el fin de semana que viene - next weekend

esta tarde - this afternoon
we use "esta" with feminine nouns

este domingo - this Sunday
we use "este" with masculine nouns. 


Now, to talk about the future, we need three sections....

ir                      a                     infinitive

voy                  a                      comer
vas                   a                      ir
va                     a                     beber

etc...

Watch the video and practice....


LEARN SPANISH ONLINE, WITH FREE VIDEOS AND BLOG POSTS

As I write, many of us are at home now without much to do, so it is a good time to learn something new. 

We have decided to put some of the material from our Spanish courses online - and also to create new material and videos and upload them too - so that people can continue studying Spanish even though we have had to suspend our classes. 

The blog posts and videos will, at first, be a little random - they will be for a variety of levels and will address many different topics. But whatever your level, we are sure you will find something to entertain and educate you. We will regularly add new blog posts. 

Full list of all lessons now here.

If you have any requests, please get in touch; sligospanishsociety@gmail.com. 

Every blog post will have a level attached. Our Level guide will be useful to help you see which videos are best for you, though of course you can watch any video you want......

COMPLETE BEGINNERS: Self-explanatory, for students who have had very little or no Spanish before. 

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