How to Learn Spanish
There's a rumor going around that Spanish verbs
are difficult and confusing. You might even be afraid to try
to learn them. However, there's no need to worry
because Spanish verbs can be learned with just a little
One thing people don't realize is that English
verbs are, in many ways, similar to Spanish verbs. For
instance, you will often hear the complaint that it's hard to learn
Spanish verbs because you have to conjugate them. Conjugating
verbs just means matching up the right verb form for each "person,"
like I, you, he, she, we, or they.
What people don't seem to understand is that we
conjugate English words as well. So, for instance, we say "I
have," but we say "she has." When you learn Spanish, you will
conjugate verbs in the same way.
The only difference is that you have diverse forms
for more of the "persons." When you learn Spanish verbs, you
will learn a special form each for "I", "you", "we", "they", and
another form for "he", "she", or "it." Another thing that
makes it easy to learn Spanish verbs is that these verb forms are just
based on mostly standard endings. Once you know the endings,
you can apply them to the infinitives.
Infinitives are the most basic forms of the
verbs. All verbs in English have an infinitive form, but most
people aren't aware of it. The English infinitive starts with
the word "to," as in "to have." Spanish infinitives are
single words, like "tener," meaning "to have" also. If you
learn Spanish infinitives, you will have a good start when you learn
As you learn Spanish, you will find that some of
the words are different. Just as in English, there are
irregular verbs. The English verb "to be" is conjugated "I
am," "you are," "she is," "we are," and "they are." Since
these forms are not the usual infinitive with an ending, they
constitute an irregular verb.
When you learn Spanish, you will learn verbs that
follow similar patterns. Using the same example, for the
Spanish verb "ser," the forms are "yo soy," "tu eres," "ella es,"
"nosotros estamos," and "ellos estan." These are also
irregular verb forms.
The final set of forms you will need to learn
Spanish are the tenses. In English, the past tense for "jump"
is "jumped". This is a regular past tense. An
example of a verb with an irregular past tense is "go." Its
past tense is "went."
As you learn Spanish, you will find out how to
make the endings for each tense: present, past, past perfect, and so
on. You will also learn Spanish irregular endings for verbs
in the different tenses. With all this knowledge under your
belt, along with information on the other parts of speech, you should
be able to carry on an intelligent conversation.
Certainly, there is a lot to understand as you
learn Spanish verbs. There are many words and verb forms to
remember. However, if you remember that English has many of
the same structures, you will find that it's not so
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