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How To: Use the antes de and despues de verbs in Spanish

In this tutorial, we learn how to speak Spanish: Antes de / despues de + verb. If you want to say "I eat breakfast before I go to school" you will say "yo desayuno antes de ir a la escuela". You will change a verb in the phrase depending on where it is placed in the sentence. If you change this same example sentence around, it will sound different in the Spanish version of the same exact sentence than the original. To express the opposite idea, you will change the end of the verb to state the...

How To: Say "I don't understand" in Spanish ("No entiendo")

In this free video spanish lesson, you'll learn how to say and properly pronounce the Spanish words for "I don't understand": "No entiendo." Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly language class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Say the numbers 1-15 in Spanish

Check out this Spanish language tutorial that demonstrates how to pronounce the numbers oen through fifteen in Spanish. In this language lesson, learn how to say the numbers 1-15 in Spanish. Practice your Spanish language skills with this instructional video and improve your understanding of the numbers 1-15 in Spanish.

How To: Say the alphabet in Spanish

Check out this Spanish language video that shows you how to say the alphabet in Spanish. This language lesson goes over el alfabeto and works specifically on correctly pronouncing the Spanish vowels. Learn the word murcielago to practice pronouncing all the vowels in one word. Practice and improve your Spanish skills with this instructional language video.

How To: Compliment a person's cooking in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to complement someone's cooking in perfect Spanish: "El comida esta delisiosa." Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Use the phrase "I like" or "me gusta" in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: "me gusta" (I like). First, you will need to learn how to form sentences. After saying "me gusta", you will need to say a verb that you like to do. These include: "nadar" (to swim), "practicar deportes" (to practice sports), and "estudiar" (to study). These are just a few of the many words you can use for verbs. An example of a sentence would be "me gusta tocar la guitarra" (I like to play guitar). If you would like to say you don't like to do som...

How To: Use "gustar" to express likes and dislikes in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to use "gustar" to express likes and dislikes in Spanish. By practicing examples, you will be able to learn this concept easily. In English, you would say that you like something. But, the equal to this in Spanish is "gustar". You will need to use the appropriate indirect object pronouns while you are saying this in your sentences. To say Me, you will say "a mi" and "to you" is "a ti". When you are speaking to someone about yourself or a group of people, etc your t...

How To: Ask where the bathroom is in Spanish

If you're going to know any one phrase in a foreign language, "Where's the bathroom?" might be among the most useful. In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask where you can find a toilet: "¿Dónde está el baño?" For more information, including a full overview of the proper rhythm and pronunciation, and to get started using this handy phrase yourself, watch this Spanish tutorial.

How To: Express "to be" in Spanish using ser, estar and haber

In this tutorial, we learn how to express "to be" in Spanish using ser, estar and haber. When expressing forms such as: am, are, was and were you will say "ser" and "estar" in Spanish. The verb "ser" should be conjugated for each of the different tenses that you are using. Often, "ser" is used to ask questions such as: where you are from, what nationality are you, and what things belong to someone. "Ser" is also used to indicate occupation, religion, political party, event locations, date, an...

How To: Say the numbers 0-100 in Spanish

Check out this Spanish language video that shows you how to say the numbers zero through one hundred. This is the third in the numbers videos. The prior two covered 1-15 and the second 0-39. In this language video we go all the way to 100. Practice your Spanish language skills and improve your pronunciation of the numbers 0-100 in Spanish. Hope this helps.

How To: Talk about your daily routine in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to talk about your daily routine in Spanish. First, you need to learn common expressions about doing things. The key verbs that talk about your typical routine include: "despertarse" (to wake up), "levantarse" (to get up), "banarse" (to bathe), and "ducharse" (to shower). These are just a few of the verbs you can use for your daily routine. Other activities include: "estudiar" (study), "cenar" (to have dinner), and "acostarse" (to go to bed). Make sure if you are u...

How To: Use the subjunctive with verbs of volition in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: Subjunctive with verbs of volition. Volition is requests when someone asks, needs, or wants something. To form these, you must first take the "yo" form and remove the final "o". Then, you will add in the opposite vowel endings. For example, with "yo hablo" you would say, "yo hable" or "hables". This will change if you are talking about a group of people, one person, or a formal group of people. A verb with the "er" ending will change to "a" or "es...

How To: Describe and express personality in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish by describing personality. There are many words to express personality and how you are. Some of these words include "generoso" (generous), "simpatico" (nice), and "ordenado" (organized). The most common ending to words is "o", which can be used to describe yourself. Only a few words will end in "r", "e", or "a". The end of the word is important because it tells us the gender of the word. This means the adjectives will change depending on who they a...

How To: Use compound tenses with "haber" & "estar" in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to use compound tenses with "haber" and "estar" in Spanish. "I am speaking" would translate into "You estoy hablando". If you are talking about a girl eating, you would say "Ella esta comiendo". To say "they were writing letters", you would say "Ellos estaban escribiendo cartas". You will see the form of the verb changing in each of the sentences. You will also see the gender of the verb changing in each of the sentences, depending on who is being talked about. The...

How To: Count from 0 to 10 in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask how to say the Spanish words for the numbers zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Ask someone please in perfect Spanish ("Por favor")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say and pronounce the Spanish words for please: "Por favor." Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Ask someone what his or her name is in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask how someone what his or her name is in perfect Spanish. Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Ask someone how they are doing in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask how someone is in perfect Spanish: "¿Cómo estás?" Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Say the numbers 0-39 in Spanish

Check out this Spanish language video that shows you how to say the numbers zero through thirty-nine. In this language lesson, review the numbers 1-15 in Spanish from the prior video and then add the numbers 0 and 16-39. Forgive the repetition in this video, but that's the best way to learn a new language. So practice your Spanish language skills and improve your understanding of the numbers 0-39 in Spanish.

How To: Use indirect objects & object pronouns in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to use indirect objects & object pronouns in Spanish. When you have a noun that is coming after a pronoun, you will have to change the first word that comes after it. If you are saying "yo compro", then you will use "las" after this, to describe the pronoun that you are purchasing. Indirect objects answer the question of who or what. If you want to say "I buy the flowers for you" you would say "Yo compro las flores para ti". Use these simple rules while speaking Sp...

How To: Use the entes de and después de verbs in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: Antes de / DespuŽs de + verbs. When you say "antes de" this means before and "despues de" means after. Saying these in sentences can help describe doing something at a specific time. The formula for this is to have the "antes/despues de" + an infinitive. Learning some basic reflexives can help you describe what you are doing. For example, "levantarse" means to get up. You will change the tense of the verb depending on when you did it, then change ...

How To: Use the present tense of -AR verbs in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: Present tense of -AR verbs (tu form). When you are speaking with "ar" verbs, you will have to change them depending on who you are talking about. You will also have to change if you are talking about yourself and depending on what the tenses are. If you are talking about yourself drawing, you would say "yo dibujo", which means "I draw". You will say "tu dibujas" if you are saying "you draw" to a group of people. Learn some common "ar" verbs, then ...

How To: Understand vowels and vowel sounds in Spanish

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand vowels and vowel sounds in Spanish. To best understand how to say the vowel sounds in Spanish, you will want to listen to a native speaker saying different words. Take some of the words that you might think sound the same, but are completely different. These words can use the same vowels but have a different sound because of the pronunciation that is associated with them. Start to practice the vowels out one by one, then start to use them in words ...

How To: Understand subject pronouns in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to understand subject pronouns in Spanish. Subject pronouns are pronouns that stand in for the person that is going to carry out the action in the sentence. In English, sentence pronouns are things like "I", "you", "he", "she", "we", and "you guys". In Spanish, pronouns change to "yo", "tu", "usted", "el", "ella", "nosotros", and more. Whenever you talk about a verb in a sentence, it will change what the subject pronoun is and how it's said in the sentence. Make su...

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