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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2007, 07:43:20 pm »

Hola, sorry for the delay...

Anyway, here are the basics of spanish verbs and the conjugation :D

Basically, the infinitive form of all spanish verbs have either one of these endings: -ar, -er, -ir

Examples:
Sacar (to take)
Comer (to eat)
Vivir (to live)

The conjugations of regular verbs in present tense are as follows (I'll use the verb comer as example):

Yo como
Tú comes
Él/ella come
Nosotros comimos
Vosotros comeis
Ellos/ustedes comen

Frankly, spanish is 1 of the most complicated languages when it comes to verb, since there are way more tenses than in english. But don't be afraid, I won't explain all that in a shot :D

Sadly, there's no way to know if a verb is regular or irregular. You practically have to memorize them (just like english, actually). Let me give an example of the irregular verb ir (to go):

Yo voy
vas
Él/ella va
Nosotros vamos
Vosotros vais
Ellos/Ustedes van

I hope it's quite clearly explained. Any further questions, feel free to ask! ;)

Hasta luego!
(see you soon)
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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2007, 08:20:42 pm »

Since the other day someone asked about accents above the vowels, let me give a short explanation about the so calles Tildes.

In spanish, accentuating syllables are very important. Confusing accentuation could lead to a confusing meaning, like sábana (accentuating 1st syllable, meaning bedsheet) and sabana (accentuating 2nd syllable, meaning savannah). Or papa (accentuating 1st syllyble, meaning potato) and papá (accentuating last, meaning father). :D

The accentuation are actually counted starting from last syllable (not 1st). The are 4 types of accentuation:

- Agudo
Aguda words are those accentuated in the last syllable. But tilde is written only if the word ends in an n, s, or a vowel.
Ex.
Común (common)
Bebé (baby)
Además (also)

However, there are also words like maiz (corn) or Abril (April), that don't have tilde even when those words are accentuated in the last syllable, because the don't belong to the group mentioned above.

- Grave

Belonging to this group are words accentuated on the penultimate syllable. All those words have tilde when they don't end with n, s or vowel.
Ex.
Árbol (tree)
Lápiz (pen)

The words like papa (potato) or Agosto (August) don't have tilde because they don't belong to the group.

- Esdrújula
These are words that are accentuated on the 3rd to last syllable. These words always have tilde.
Ex.
Sábado (Saturday)
Esdrújula

There are no exceptions for this case.

- Sobreesdrújula

This is a quite rare case, actually. Most words are conjugation of verbs. In this case, all words have tilde if they are accentuated on the 4th to last syllable (no exceptions).
Ex.
Muéstramelo (show it to me)
Búscamelo (search it for me)
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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2007, 08:30:55 pm »

Days

(from Monday to Sunday)

Lunes
Martes
Miércoles
Jueves
Viernes
Sábado
Domingo

Months

(Jan-Dec)

Enero
Febrero
Marzo
Abril
Mayo
Junio
Julio
Agosto
Septiembre
Octubre
Noviembre
Diciembre
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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2007, 03:47:17 pm »

sweet:i want to ask you.i'm not really understand you said the example :sacar (to take)
              comer (to eat)
              vivir (to live)
i'm not really understand..........
             
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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2007, 04:48:49 pm »

Mmm... what part of the examples d you not understand? ::)
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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2007, 09:55:21 pm »

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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2007, 05:18:03 pm »

Actually I don't really understand your question... :-\

Like I said, all infinite form of all verbs have ending -ar, -er, -ir.

So I put an example with -ar which was sacar, with -er was comer and with -ir vivir.

Hope it's clear now ::)
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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2007, 09:36:34 pm »

Actually I don't really understand your question... :-\

Like I said, all infinite form of all verbs have ending -ar, -er, -ir.

So I put an example with -ar which was sacar, with -er was comer and with -ir vivir.

Hope it's clear now ::)

well,i understand now.thx sweet^^
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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2008, 12:22:26 pm »

yo hablo espanol, pero poco.. :(

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Re: ¡Aprendamos el español! (Let's learn Spanish!)
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2008, 07:24:48 pm »

Entonces aprendamos juntos aquí :D
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