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.
Accents may look strange to anyone whose native language doesn’t have any, but they are extremely important in Spanish. Leaving off the accent on a word is a spelling mistake, and may cause confusion. There are three different Spanish accents
The Spanish acute accent serves two purposes: it alters word stress or distinguishes between two otherwise identical words.
The traditional Spanish alphabet has 30 letters: the 26 letters you already know from the English alphabet, plus 4 others. The letters that are the same are pronounced differently, so take a moment to learn the Spanish alphabet.
Contractions in Spanish and English are very different, because English contractions, such as it is > it’s, are considered somewhat informal and are optional. In Spanish, however, contractions are required, and there are essentially 3 types.
Practice Spanish listening comprehension, writing, and spelling at the same time with dictation exercises from PwLS.
In Spanish, when the letter G precedes a U plus a hard vowel, the U and the vowel are both pronounced. In order to obtain this W sound in front of a soft vowel, the Ü comes into play.
Learn about an annual olive festival while putting your Spanish listening comprehension to the test in this lower-intermediate dictation exercise:
In both Spanish and English, there’s a lot of overlap between fractions and ordinals: the vast majority of these two types of numbers share the same word. In English, they are identical from “third” on up, while in Spanish they’re the same starting with cuarto.