Tag: Spanish–Tenses

Time Expressions Using The Verb “Hacer”

In Spanish there are specific formats to follow for various expressions in the past: 1. For actions that began in the past and continues to the present: Hace + time period + que + phrase in present tense E.g. Hace tres meses que no veo a Angela. – I haven’t seen Angela in 3 months.…...

Present and Past Continuous/Progressive Tenses

To form the Present & Past Continuous Tenses the verb ESTAR is conjugated in the Present and Imperfect Tenses respectively and used with a Present Participle. We will first address forming the Present Participle. The Present Participle  -To form the Present Participle usually adds –ANDO to the stem of –AR verbs and –IENDO to the…...

Present Perfect and Past/PluPerfect

To form the Present Perfect and the Pluperfect/ Past Perfect tenses in Spanish the verb “HABER” is used in the present and the imperfect tenses respectively in addition to a past participle. Before addressing the conjugations of the verb “HABER” we will look at forming the past participle. The Past Participle To form the Past…...

Conditional Mood

Sentences using subject pronouns with the verb HABLAR (To Speak) in the conditional mood: El profesor prometió que yo hablaría español bien, which means, The teacher promised I would speak Spanish well. El profesor prometió que tú hablarías español bien, which means, The teacher promised you would speak Spanish well. El profesor prometió que él/ella/usted…...

Future Tense

The Future Tense expresses actions that will, shall or are going to occur.   Sentences using subject pronouns with the verb HABLAR (To Speak) in the future tense: -Yo hablaré español bien, which means, I will speak Spanish well. -Tú hablarás español bien, which means, You will speak Spanish well. -Él/Ella/Usted hablará español bien, which…...

Imperfect Tense

Irregular Verbs   Using the Imperfect Tense 1.To describe circumstances that existed for a period of time in the past and consistent past actions as well as events and actions that used to occur in the past. (a)Durante la guerra la gente no tenía comida. – During the war the people had nothing to eat.…...

Preterit Tense (Past Tense)

 *ER & IR Verbs share the same endings in the preterit tense. *The endings of the “nosotros” forms of “AR” & “IR” verbs are the same in the preterit as in the present tense. Sentences using subject pronouns with the verb HABLAR (To Speak) in the preterit tense:  -Yo hablé español bien, which means, I…...