Relearning Spanish

Relearning SpanishIs your Spanish as rusty as an old can? Did you live in Spain years ago or study the language in high school—and promptly forget everything upon leaving? The fact is that language ability fades with lack of practice. It probably won’t come rushing back all at once, but you can relearn it much more quickly than if you were starting out without that previous knowledge.

Pronominal Verbs

Spanish pronominal verbsThe grammatical term “pronominal” means “relating to a pronoun,” so pronominal verbs require a reflexive pronoun. They’re often incorrectly referred to as reflexive verbs, when in fact the latter are just one type of pronominal verb. The defining characteristic of pronominal verbs is that their subjects are acting upon themselves. Pronominal verbs are much more common in Spanish than in English.