Parts of speech are the building blocks of everything you say, write, hear, and read. Even if you hate the thought of learning any grammar terms, knowing the difference between these eight basic parts of speech is essential for improving your Spanish ability.
Spanish has has several different possessive constructions, which can seem daunting until you realize that English does too – you’ve probably just never thought about them before. This page offers a quick summary of the different ways to express possession in Spanish with links to detailed lessons.
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Knowing how to ask questions in Spanihs is essential for making plans, shopping, traveling, getting to know people, and any other activity that requires obtaining information. There are two different types of questions, and different ways to ask each type.
The Spanish word según can be a preposition, conjunction, or adverb, but has essentially the same meaning in each case.
Si clauses, also known as conditionals or conditional sentences, are if-then constructions that express a condition to be met in order for a certain result to occur. They are divided into three types, depending on whether the condition is likely, unlikely, or impossible.
The first conditional is an if-then proposition that talks about a likely situation: if something happens (the condition), then something else happens (the result).
The second conditional is an if-then proposition that expresses an unlikely situation: if something happened (the condition), then something else would happen (the result). The condition is expressed with the imperfect subjunctive, and the potential result is indicated with the conditional.
The third conditional is an if-then proposition that expresses an impossible situation: if something had happened (the condition), then something else would have happened (the result). The condition is expressed with the pluperfect subjunctive and the impossible result is indicated with the pluperfect subjunctive or else the conditional perfect.