Lesson 74. Imperfecto (IV). Describing things in the past
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
3d ago
During this episode we are going to study some determinants in Spanish that works a bit different to English. We are also going to see another use of the tenses Imperfecto (describing things in the past. To understand better we will go through the following text: Cuando era niña, vivía en una pequeña granja en el campo con mi familia. La casa era grande y antigua, con paredes de piedra y techos altos. Siempre olía a pan recién horneado y a flores del jardín. Mis abuelos vivían con nosotros, cultivaban un hermoso jardín. Cada mañana, mi abuela se levantaba temprano para regar las plantas mient ..read more
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Lesson 73. El preterito imperfecto (III)
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
1w ago
This episode is a recap of what we have studied so far about this tense, plus an explanation of the irregular verbs related to it. There will also be a little quiz for you, and the following are the answers to it. - Cuando era niño, jugaba en el parque todos los días. - Mi abuela siempre contaba historias interesantes. - Veíamos la televisión todas las noches antes de cenar. - Cada verano, íbamos a la playa con la familia. - Mis amigos y yo jugábamos al fútbol los fines de semana. - Leía un libro cuando me llamaste. - Cuando trabajaba para esa empresa, tenía muchos compañeros de trabajo. - Cua ..read more
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Lesson 72. El preterito imperfecto -er, -ir
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
2w ago
During this episode you will learn to conjugate verbs ending with -er and -ir in Imperfecto, the tense we are recently studying. We will also be hearing the following text and translating it together. "Había una vez un anciano llamado Roberto que vivía en una casa vieja cerca del mar. Roberto siempre leía libros de aventuras. Cada tarde, se sentaba en su sofá favorito, mirando al mar. Su nieto, Pedro visitaba su casa todos los fines de semana. Pedro siempre traía cuadernos y lápices de colores porque le encantaba dibujar. Los dos pasaban horas juntos; mientras Roberto contaba historias de sus ..read more
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Lesson 71. El preterito imperfecto -ar.
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
3w ago
During this episode you will learn to talk about things that happen with a frecuency in the past. English do not have this tense, therefore I advice you to get a pen and your Spanish notes with you during this episode. There will be a lot going on. "De pequeña jugaba en el parque todas las tardes. Mis amigos y yo saltábamos a la cuerda en el campo sin preocuparnos por el tiempo. Mi madre preparaba la merienda para todos y la llevaba al parque. Nos sentábamos bajo un gran árbol para comerla. A veces, cuando el sol empezaba a bajar, también caminábamos hacia el río y observábamos los peces que ..read more
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Lesson 70. El gerundio en pasado
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
1M ago
During this episode we are going to recap el gerundio in Spanish and we are going to study how we can use this tense combined with the two past we have already studied. "I have been going for ages there", "he estado yendo años allí" ;  "I was watching the television last night", "anoche, estuve viendo la televisión ..read more
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Lesson 69. Intentions in the future with pretérito perfecto compuesto.
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
1M ago
During this episode we are going to speak about the last use of the tense pretérito perfecto compuesto. After giving a short explanation, I will be giving you sentences in English to translate into Spanish, and of course, I will help you with that ..read more
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Spanish. Lesson 68. Mezcla de pasados.
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
1M ago
I have decided to include this episode to have a rest from preteríto perfecto compuesto and all the grammar involved with it. During this episode we are going to hear a conversation between two people who are speaking about someone's story. We will be introducing verbs in the different tenses we have already studied.  ..read more
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Spanish. Lesson 67. Alguna vez, todavía, aún, ya, nunca (III).
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
1M ago
During this episode we are going to continue talking about experiences, this time we are going to practice this through a very interesting conversation between two people. One of them is asking advice about changing his life completely ..read more
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Spanish. Lesson 65. Alguna vez, todavía, aún, ya, nunca.
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
1M ago
During this episode we are going to learn to use some dificult but useful words that serve to talk about experiences, and at the same time we keep talking in "preterito perfecto compuesto". This words are Alguna vez, todavía, aún, ya, nunca ¿(Alguna vez) has viajado (alguna vez) en tren (alguna vez)? Si, (Alguna vez) he viajado (Alguna vez) en tren (Alguna vez). Si (ya) he viajdo (ya) en tren (ya). No (todavía, aún) no he viajado (todavía, aún) en tren (todavía, aún). No (nunca) he viajado en tren ..read more
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Spanish. Lesson 64. ¿Por qué no has estudiado español?
Spanish course. Beginner's guide.
by Natalia Sanchez
1M ago
During this episode we are going to study other uses of the "pretérito perfecto compuesto". We are going to listen to three people making up excuses for their behaviour. After this podcast you will be able to say your own excuses ..read more
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