When to use the Spanish Preterite Tense (el pretérito indefinido)

When to use the Spanish preterite tense is a dilemma for many Spanish students, since Spanish has several past tenses.  Overall, we use the preterite tense (PRETÉRITO INDEFINIDO)  when in English you say “did something” to describe a completed action in the past. Look at the examples: The preterite tense examples Compré una casa el año pasado. (I bought a … Leer más

Spanish Preterite Tense -Pretérito Indefinido- when to use it

When to use the Spanish preterite tense is a dilemma for many Spanish students, since Spanish has several past tenses.  Overall, we use the preterite tense (PRETÉRITO INDEFINIDO)  when in English you say “did something” to describe a completed action in the past that happened at a specific time. Look at the examples: When to use the preterite … Leer más

Spanish Grammar Topics you must know

Here you have a list of the main Spanish Grammar Topics that you can find in our blog, we are adding new ones constantly. They are organized in the 8 blocks on the right. All the lessos have free access, and you can see their difficulty level (A1, A2, B1…). They also have clear explanations, … Leer más

Spanish Preterite tense, regular verbs (A1)

Spanish PRETERITE TENSE, called PRETÉRITO INDEFINIDO in Spanish, is probably the most important tense you have to learn along with the present tense.  Forming the Spanish Preterite Tense Regular Verbs The Spanish preterite tense regular verbs  are formed just by dropping the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) and adding those indicated in red below: Notice that: 1. Verbs ending in … Leer más

Spanish for beginners

It does not matter if you have never studied Spanish before, where you live, your age or what you need Spanish for. In learn Spanish now online you have everything  you need to start speaking Spanish. We have organized the resources in 10 useful lessons, each one dedicated to a especific  topic, as you can see … Leer más

Spanish Present Perfect – GRAMMAR (A2)

Spanish Present Perfect The  PRESENT PERFECT TENSE  or PRETÉRITO PERFECTO in Spanish describes what a person has done in an indeterminate point the past, it used very much to talk about experiences when it is not important when the event(s) took place, or to talk about an action that happened in the recent past. Hemos ido … Leer más