15 Spanish Tutorials

These Spanish tutorials are written by experienced educators, all of whom also offer private tutoring lessons. Get the Spanish help you need, whether through these tutorials or through private tutoring lessons.

When to use the subjunctive #1: EMOTION

Let’s presume that you know how to conjugate verbs in the subjunctive mood, but your big problem is when to use it. Well, don’t worry: That’s everybody’s problem! Learn pointer #1: The subjunctive is subjective, and we often express subjectivity with verbs of emotion.

Do you say “por” or “para” in Spanish to mean “for”?

Many Spanish students still confuse “por” and “para”, in part because the two words both mean “for” in English, but also because, well, they sound similar, too! How can you learn the difference?

Present Tense Verbs

In almost every language, verbs conjugate, meaning they change depending on who they’re talking about. For example, “I run” is not the same as “she runs.” The verb (run) changed when it was talking about her instead of me. In Spanish, all verbs end with -ar, -er, or -ir and to conjugate them, you change…

Days of the week

What are the days of the week in Spanish, and how we use them in sentences.

Ser vs Estar

Basic Spanish requires you to choose between the two forms of the verb “to be”(ser and estar). Choose which form is appropriate for each sentence, and conjugate them in the first person singular.

La importancia del uso de los signos de puntuación

Los signos de puntuación son muy importantes al escribir. A través de ellos damos a la expresión escrita la entonación adecuada según la intención del que escribe. Además, estos signos establecen las pausas necesarias para poder leer y para poder entender con claridad lo que otros han escrito. El uso incorrecto de los signos de…

The Present Progressive in Spanish

The Spanish present progressive tense is used to say what is happening now or “going on” right now. It is formed using the verb “estar” (to be) plus a present participle. Example: Yo estoy trabajando ahora. (I am working now.) To use a verb in the present progressive, you must first conjugate the verb estar…

Cognates

Cognates are words in two languages that have a common origin or etymology and are similar or identical. A cognate is an easy word to remember because it looks and means the same thing in Spanish as a word you already know in English. Examples of cognates: English Spanish actor actor animal animal balance balance…

Noun/Adjective Agreement

All nouns and adjectives in Spanish have a gender: masculine and feminine. All nouns in Spanish have an article in front of them to determine the gender. Adjectives go after the nouns and must agree with the article. El is a masculine article and it means the. For example El chico = The boy. La…

spanish letters ll and rr

Have you ever wondered if the letters of the alphabet in Spanish are the same as the English alphabet? Well, almost, because the Spanish alphabet has extra letters. Here are two examples on why the Spanish language is different than English:

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