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The conjugation is just comer, but it has attached the pronoun that identifies the direct object. These two sentneces have the same meaning. Por favor, póngame una piña 'durita', pues no voy a comerla inmediatamente. Por favor, póngame una piña 'durita', pues no la voy a comer inmediatamente. Some of the pronouns can go immediately in front of ...


Use pretérito imperfecto for actions that used to happen, and pretérito perfecto simple for actions that happened in special conditions. So Cuando estaba en Nueva York tomaba el metro. means When I was [living] in New York, I took the subway. In a present tense, you would say Yo cojo el metro [a diario, dos veces por semana...] I take the subway ...


This is an informal comment, an set of examples to visualize the way that an native Spanish speaker thinks about the verb estar. The rules may appear in common bibliography. Estar is so different for us from Ser. Ser is an character of the things. Estar is an state of the things. In English this two concepts are blended in the to/be verb. Estuve is for use ...


Use the preterit tense to terminate the event; this event being... being. You might ask yourself, "How can I terminate my being?", but asking questions like that might send you to the insane asylum after awhile. In English we don't think about how to terminate our being, because we have an equally, if not more, confusing verb to use. To get A verb with 8 ...


Preterite tense indicates a more precise point in time that is now clearly in the past. Past imperfect tense is used to "set the stage," or establish a setting, or to describe something that happened over a longer period of time in the past. I don't know that there are special rules just for estar regarding when/how to use preterite vs. imperfect tense.


llevo tres años corriendo Makes sense and more natural than the other ones. He estado corriendo desde tres años Does not make sense but you could say He estado corriendo durante tres años


The two forms that you have work well with your edits. The different ways you can talk about how long something has been going on are: Llevo [período] haciendo algo… Llevo [período] en hacer algo… He estado haciendo algo por [período] (and I'll keep doing it) He estado haciendo algo desde hace [período] (and I'll keep doing it) Hago algo desde hace ...

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