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verb + lo(la) applies to: comerlo, saltarlo, bailarlo, alejarlo, pensarlo, quebrarlo, etc. The complex stuff is to put it in spanish, because in english we say eat it and that's it, there's no difference between genres. However, the only way to differentiate this by identifying the noun. We know it's "la piña" and not "el piña," so for the verb "eat" it ...


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I use words like "comerla" all the time, but I never questioned why they are constructed like that. Seeing this quesition made me wander about that and I did a little reaserch. The topic can be quite complex, but the simple explanation is this: Words like comerla, correrlo, mancharse, contarnos, llegarme, are verbs accompanied by unstressed personal ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.



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