To be or not to be? These two verbs form part of one of the most important areas of your early Spanish learning. Just as in English, you will find them liberally throughout the Spanish language and there are few sentences that don’t need these verbs. The issue is, there are two of them!
And so the question is: “When do you use ser and when estar?”
Listen to our ninth free Spanish podcast for beginners as we start to help demystify the most important use of ser and estar.
Have you ever visited a small, sleepy Spanish village? Despite the fact that Spain is fast becoming a modern country, it is still possible to find many small villages throughout the whole of Spain that are pretty much what you might expect from the typical “aldea española”.
In this free Spanish podcast we discuss the typical delights that can often be found in a traditional Spanish village. Certainly, if you want to find people to talk to in Spanish, this is the place to go particularly if you go in the late evening when everyone is outside, sitting in their doorways enjoying the cool of the night.
In this episode Cynthia and Gordon discuss the village close to the family’s “chalet” in the mountains of Guadalajara in Spain. Just like every Spanish village, it has two typical things. Can you guess what they might be? Listen in as we talk about what they are as well as many of the other interesting features of life in a Spanish village.
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In this free Spanish podcast come and join us and learn how to effectively use this mysterious “a” that you have probably seen or heard in so many Spanish sentences. The strange and yet fun thing is that despite the fact that this construction doesn’t exist in English, in Spanish, it is a must if you want to be respectful and speak accurately.
So let’s get to it and add another important skill to your Spanish repertoire.
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Being able to use the future is fabulous in conversation as well as a fundamental part of your Spanish learning.
Here in the eighth beginner Spanish lesson at LightSpeed Spanish we help you learn the basic structure of “going to go” which is the most common and certainly the most straight forward future tense that Spanish speakers have.
Once you have the future tense in Spanish, you are going to have a great Spanish level!