Redundant Object Pronouns

Redundant Spanish pronounsIn Spanish, an object pronoun, either direct or indirect, is often used in addition to the actual noun that it would normally replace. In some cases, this redundant object pronoun is required, while other times it’s simply stylistic.

   

Relative Pronouns

Spanish relative pronounsJust like in English, a Spanish relative pronoun (que, quien, donde, el que, el cual) links a dependent/relative clause (i.e., a clause that cannot stand alone) to a main clause.

   

Saber vs Conocer

Saber vs conocerDo you know how to say “know” in Spanish? There are two verbs with distinct meanings, used in completely different situations. And just to keep things interesting, they sometimes have different meanings in different tenses. Confused? After you read this lesson, you’ll know all you need to know.

   

   

Si Clauses: Conditionals

Spanish si clausesSi 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.

Silent Letters

Spanish silent lettersFiguring out how to pronounce a new Spanish word is fairly easy, because there are consistent rules about how to pronounce each letter, and only two silent letters.

   

Spanish Help

Get Spanish helpNo matter how motivated and self-reliant you are, you can’t learn Spanish entirely on your own. For those times when you just can’t figure out a particularly tricky Spanish phrase or grammatical construction, here are some places to get help.

   

   

Stressed A

Spanish stressed aThere’s an interesting phenomenon in Spanish to do with feminine nouns that begin with a stressed A sound. When these nouns are singular and preceded directly by a definite article, the masculine article is used instead of the feminine article you might expect.