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.
Spanish pronunciation is phonemic, meaning that according to the pronunciation rules, in a given use, each letter is always pronounced a certain way. Many Spanish letters have only one pronunciation, making them especially easy to learn. But certain consonants have two pronunciations depending on where/how they are used. That's what this lesson is about. Take a look at this summary of "dual-pronunciation" letters, and then click on the individual letters for more in-depth explanations.
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.