Some Spanish -IAR verbs that are pronounced with stress on the I, and therefore need an acute accent on that letter in certain conjugations.
Spanish verbs that end in -uar are conjugated with the same endings as regular -ar verbs, but most -uar verbs require accents in certain conjugations.
Acabar is a regular -ar verb meaning “to finish, complete, come to an end.”
The reflexive construction, used mainly with pronominal verbs, can also be used passively to describe accidental and unplanned occurrences.
Spanish adjectives may be found before or after the nouns they modify, depending on various factors. Generally speaking, descriptive adjectives follow nouns, while limiting adjectives precede nouns.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun: its shape, color size, etc. Spanish adjectives are very different from English adjectives, for two reasons.
An adverb is an invariable word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs can provide additional information about manner, quantity, frequency, time, or place – they explain when, how, where, how often, or to what degree something is done.
The English words "and" and "or" are conjunctions, and they have a few different forms in Spanish.
Guest author Gabriela Madera explains some differences in Argentinian Spanish: the pronunciation of yo and the use of vos in place of tú.
In Spanish, suffixes called augmentatives can be added to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and names to indicate bigness, as well as other ideas such as excessiveness, contempt, or disdain. In this way, you can say that something is big without adding an adjective like grande to indicate bigness or repugnante to indicate contempt.