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take you to the various areas of study to
be concentrated on for learning Spanish.
If you're a beginner, you need to cover
the Pronunciation section first. After that,
go any way you want with these pages.
doesn't matter which areas you go into after
you start, because if you have any sense
of curiosity whatsoever, you'll find yourself
learning something on any and every page.
is a very personal thing! You only need
to study those areas that you want to develop
in, though you'll find that all of the material
will become inter-related in due course.
long as you're proceeding in your own development,
and as long as you're able to say what YOU
want to say, don't let anyone else tell
you that "you have to say this or that
in any given way." That means, there's
a lot of flexibility in Spanish, and you
can learn to speak it however you wish.
link to the right take you to the Spanish
lessons already provided in this website.
More lessons are in progress, and the listing
given only represents the first grouping:
Batch-01. Batches 02 thru 05 are currently
in progress. No date has been established
for their appearance, but it will be soon.
you follow each lesson carefully, you will
be able to pick up quite a bit through each
one. There are sound files included, which
make the learning process even easier, since
you can listen to each file as many times
as it takes. Be certain that your browser
has associated .ra and .rm files with RealMedia
Player, so that the files can be heard and
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back frequently for more additions to the
lessons, as the progress is occurring rapidly
builders! Seeing Spanish words and hearing
them provide comprehension development,
as well as audio-visual association for
the written word.
there are particular areas and terminologies
that you are interested in, go into those
areas and pick up the vocabulary that you
will use. You needn't try to pick up vocabulary
that isn't a part of your own universe.
you progress through your own vocabulary
development, you will find yourself recognizing
more and more words that you haven't even
studied yet, simply through assimilation.
It really works!
pages are currently being produced, including
transportation & vehicles, fruit &
nuts, other food groups, buildings &
pages are also in a constant state of progression,
with exercises being added to provide direction
in your language learning efforts. It is
also helpful to follow links to sponsor
sites, to USE the vocabulary that you are
problems figuring out what to do with this
verb or that one? These verb lists are useful
study tools, as they provide hints concerning
variations in the conjugation of different
types of verbs. If you can look at the lists
and conjugate all of the verbs listed in
all tenses, you speak Spanish!
identifies the various levels of study for
each of the pages listed.
no means is every single verb in the Spanish
language found in these pages. These listings
and the vocabulary included are merely enough
to provide sufficient exposure to put you
well on your way to getting it all down.
As you learn more of your own vocabulary,
you can find more terms in dictionaries
or through personal inquiry.
is an alphabetical listing across the top
of all of the verb list pages, leading to
a list of verb beginning with the particular
TENSE covers the territory
of what's going on now! I work
at Joe's. I'm eating in a restaurant.
We're going to Spain next summer.
He works hard. Those are all examples
of sentences in the present tense. |
TENSE tells what was happening,
what would regularly occur, what used
to go on. It provides information
that is usually background for events.
It was raining when the tree fell
on the house. There's an event
and a background in that statement.
Which is which? |
TENSE provides verbs in the
form of stating a past event, an occurrence,
... it happened! It is the event of
the tree falling onto the house. An
accident that occurred. A deed someone
did. This is what News Reporters are
out to tell you, as they sensationalize
some small doing in Podunk, USA. Mrs.
Smith broke her leg today. |
TENSE gives information in
a conjectural form, more than stating
what is going to happen. It may be
used for "future actions"
- but generally is not. If you want
to state or ask what somebody might
be thinking of doing, use a verb in
the future tense! |
TENSE is always "would"
do something, if something else were
to be the circumstances or something
else were to occur. Nothing about
the conditional tense is real, in
the sense that the action is never
really going on. It's based on some
condition that's not known to exist
difficult area for any language is the study
of verbs and what happens to them when you're
trying to communicate. This is called conjugation.
first major hurdle in conjugating a verb
is to recognize the timeframe of the action.
This is called tense recognition.
are 5 basic timeframes for Spanish verbs,
those being present, past (imperfect &
preterite), future, and conditional.
so, more divisions occur through a division
into mood, being indicative or subjunctive.
Indicative mood is used when the action
is real and valid. Subjunctive mood is used
to communicate conjecture, doubt, suspicion,
wish, etc. These will become clearer through
divisions occur in recognition of actions
in progress (progressive tenses) and perfective
tenses are formed through using the verb
"to be" (estar) plus a present
participle. These tenses show all actions
as on-going, "being done."
Perfect tenses are formed through using
the verb "to have" (haber) plus
a past participle. These tenses show all
actions as completed, "having been
the number of charts may seem overwhelming,
a bit of diligence and effort will pay off
in your recognizing patterns throughout.
If you look at English objectively and analyze
the number of variables in verb conjugation
(spelling being the worst), you will see
that Spanish is much easier in its formations.
pages listed do not include all of the conjugation
patterns that exist in Spanish. More pages
are being developed, further providing examples
for the subjunctive, progressive, and perfect
tense formations. Check back often!
of 04.04.04 -10.04.04 - This Week's Additions &
of the Preposition: Durante
Page! This page provides information concerning
the various usages of the preposition durante.
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