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Variaciones de la forma de un verbo. // Variations of the basic form of a verb.

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Why is “sea” used in “quién sea él” but not “es”?

I tried to translate "I don't care who he is" into Spanish, and I got this: No me importa quién sea él This sounds strange. sea is the present subjunctive (or imperative) conjugation of ser, which ...
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When to use puedo, puedes, pueden, podemos

I just started learning Spanish from various YouTube videos. There's something that bugs me and it's the use of puedo, puedes, pueden and podemos. From what I've learned, "I can" is puedo in Spanish ...
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Can the pronoun “se” refer to plural?

Saw this sign outside a small convenience store in Argentina: se aceptan tarjetas de credito While "aceptan" is obviously the third person plural conjugation of "aceptar", I thought the pronoun "...
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Conjugation rule for “enclitic pronouns”?

While reading some materials, I found words like these: "conocerte" (= te conozco), "mirarte" (= te miro). I can't effectively find anything useful (in English) about this. What's the exact name of ...
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¿Se dice 'poder de vacaciones'?

En el segundo apartado de estos ejercicios de pretérito simple/pretérito imperfecto veo: Como no (tener, nosotros) dinero, el año pasado no (poder, nosotros) de vacaciones. y me parece un ...
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How do I say this Tu form command/ Imperative tense?

How do I say "Water the flowers" as an informal singular positive command (tu form)? Google Translate just gives me the noun for water ("agua las flores). I plan to google "to water" next and then ...
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“Todo lo demás son tonterías”

Hoy me topé con un anuncio de una gran cadena de tiendas de aparatos electrodomésticos, cuyo lema (entre otros) es : Todo lo demás son tonterías ¿Es gramaticalmente correcto en este caso tener un ...
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La traducción de “We like it when we (verbo)”: ¿Con subjuntivo o indicativo?

Estaba pensando en la frase inglesa We like it when we see them clean ("them" se refiere a unas baldosas previamente mencionadas) Llego a Nos gusta cuando las veamos limpias porque, a mi ...
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¿Cómo escribo el subjuntivo presente de 'adelgazar'?

Según el sitio conjugation.org, el subjuntivo presente del verbo adelgazar es: yo adelgaze tú adelgazes él/usted adelgaze nosotros adelgazemos vosotros adelgazéis ellos/ustedes adelgazen ...
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verb conjugation for multiple actors in a sentence

I am having trouble finding information about how to conjugate when different people are performing an action. The sentence is, "I want to see my friends paint." What I get stuck on is whether the ...
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¿Por qué al conjugar “adecuar” la tilde es optativa?

Acabo de encontrarme lo siguiente en un artículo de prensa: [...] el sistema se adecua a la perfección a las necesidades de los niños e impide que se frustren al no ser capaces de llegar a un ...
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Past “may be” verbs?

Do you know how there is in Spanish a present tense verb conjugation equivalent to "may (verb)"? Found in sentences such as I hope that you may be here -- Espero que estés aquí. Subjunctive verbs,...
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Is “¿Nos juntemos?” well said?

Someone asked me "¿Nos juntemos?" meaning if I would like to hang out with him in the near future. I found the expression weird. I thought it should be "¿Nos juntamos?"
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Why are some “o” + consonant + “er” verbs not conjugated into “ue” + consonant + “e”?

As the title says. An "O" before the last syllable (-er or -ir) is often turned into "ue" when conjugating, e.g. puede, duerme, vuele. Verbs ending in -ar don't: nota, vota, ... But poner, comer, ...
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Affirmative usted(es) and tú commands

For affirmative tú commands, if you say “cut it”, then “it”, “lo”, would have to go on the end of “cut”, “corta”, which would then look like, “córtalo”. Is this the same for affirmative usted(es) ...
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Is “síguenos” a real Spanish word?

The word "síguenos" does not appear in most of the major online English-Spanish dictionaries that I use such as Spanishdict.com. I only found one entry about it in a texting dictionary. The word ...
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Why is subjunctive used when talking about a fact?

I'm reading this article: ¿Qué hay realmente detrás de las multimillonarias donaciones de Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg y la nueva generación de filántropos tecnológicos? Towards the middle of the ...
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Download Spanish–English translations (esp. conjugations) as Open Data [duplicate]

I'm learning Spanish conjugations and using sites like Conjugemos. I like these time-intensive conjugation drills since they drive conjugations into procedural memory: after a while in the exercise, I ...
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How can I translate “Leave to cool” for a recipe? Should it be “Deje ” or “Deja que se enfríe”?

I am trying to write a cooking recipe as homework (should point out I have a tutor who is trying to help me learn Spanish purely for my own development so not a school kid trying to cheat his teacher :...
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“Let's go” in Spanish: vayamos vs vamos vs vámonos

I understand that "Let's go" in Spanish is vámonos or vamos depending on the context. However, I have also learned from grammar books that all the "let's..." constructs translate into Spanish using ...
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What's the root for present subjunctive conjugation?

From time to time I've learned that the two imperfect subjunctive conjugations and the future subjunctive are formed from preterit indicative. For example: (ir/ser) fue -> fuera/fuese/fuere, or (hacer)...
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How to distinguish between the 1st & 3rd person singular conjugation in the subjunctive?

I am learning about the subjunctive and am doing some exercises. I have a quick question on the line below. Dudo que venga - I doubt that he'll come So venga is the 1st & 3rd person singular. ...
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¿Por qué decimos “No 'se' lo digas a Lola” y no “No lo digas a Lola”?

No entiendo el siguiente imperativo: No se lo digas a Lola. ¿Por qué hay 'se' antes de digas? ¿No podria ser así? No lo digas a Lola
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Why are verbs with Usted conjugated the same way as with El and Ella? [duplicate]

This is probably a question just for linguists. Is there a reason why verbs with Usted are conjugated the same way as with El and Ella? A historical reason maybe?
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How do I know which conjugation to pick when using ser?

For example: ¿Qué día es hoy? Hoy es sábado. How do I know which conjugation of ser to pick here? I thought ser was when talking to he/she. Why is it picked here when we don't know who the sentence ...
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¿Conjugastes los verbos así? [duplicate]

He observado en Estados Unidos que algunos latinos agregan una s a los verbos indicativos del pretérito en segunda persona: ¿Cúanto pagastes? ¿A dónde fuistes? ¿Qué ajuste lingüístico provoca tal ...
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Escribir en presente de subjuntivo

Is it correct to say “Me basta con que escribeme una vez al mes”? Given there's a que before the verb, shouldn't it be written in the present subjuntive (escríbame)? Also, is con appropriate in this ...
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¿Cuándo y por qué cambió la conjugación para algunos verbos en español antiguo?

En El Cantar de mio Cid se puede observar el siguiente texto: fuste luego a los infiernos como fue tu voluntad e quebranteste las puertas, saqueste los santos padres. La conjugación quebranteste es ...
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Conjugación después del relativo “quien”/“el que”

Tengo una pregunta sobre relativos, y creo que lo mejor es empezar por el ejemplo. De forma natural, yo construyo las siguientes frases así: Soy yo quien/el que tiene razón. Eres tú quien/el ...
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What is the correct verb conjugation in “voseo”? [duplicate]

Following the Wikipedia article on "voseo", it is my understanding that the only differences are: replacement of 2nd singular with vos; replacement of 2nd plural with 3rd plural in Indicative, ...
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What type of construction is verb+“se”, like in the word “veíase”?

I am reading a children's novel, El león, la bruja y el ropero, translated into Spanish by the Chilean editorial group Andrés Bello. I came across a form of ver that I can't explain. In context, ...
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How do you conjugate verbs in passive voice in Spanish and how do you make passive infinitives?

I was wondering how I should say the following sentence? This will help it be seen on more news feeds Esto lo ayudará ........ But out of curiosity I decided to generalize my question. Spanish ...
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Concordancia del verbo en sujetos compuestos

En el juego de translation golf de esta semana me ha surgido una duda al escribir esta frase: Ni nosotros ni el mundo sabe aún que lo gobernamos ¿Está bien? ¿O sería así?: Ni nosotros ni el ...
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What is “Imperfect 2” tense in subjunctive mood? [duplicate]

While looking at dictionary for conjugation, I saw this strange tense: conocer – to know, to meet ... Subjunctive Imperfect yo conociera tú conocieras Imperfect 2 ...
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¿Cómo conjugo verbos con el pronombre indefinido “One”?

Español En inglés, algunas personas usan el pronombre indefinido "One" (uno). Véase la versión en inglés de la pregunta para ejemplos. Normalmente, se usa esta palabra cuando quiere uno ser formal ...
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¿Por qué el verbo “tener” introduce una “i” en ciertas conjugaciones, como “tú tienes” o “ellos tienen”?

Estaba pensando en el verbo tener y su conjugación en el presente del indicativo: \ singular plural \ ------------------- 1ª | tengo tenemos | 2ª | tienes tenéis | ^ 3ª | ...
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Imperativo singular de “ir” en dialectos con voseo

Con este asunto de que la RAE aprobó el iros como imperativo plural pronominal de ir me quedé pensando que, al menos en dialecto rioplatense, al trío de raíces que forman el paradigma verbal de ir le ...
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Why is the verb in plural form in “El número de figuras que entran”?

Question Does not the singular or plural form of a verb in Spanish correspond with the primary noun of the subject? The primary noun in the subject "El número de figuras" is "el número" which is ...
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In these sentences, did I use the correct conjugation for, “Moved”? I used “nos mudabamos”

Esta es la oración: Mi habitacíon es rosa. Cuando nos la primera nos mudabamos, mi hermano no quiere la habitacion rosa, asi que tomado/(tomaba) eso habitacion. My room is pink. When we first moved, ...
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Diferencias regionales en las conjugaciones de los verbos

El otro día leía un comentario en este sitio que usaba "learnt" y por un segundo pensé que estaba mal escrito. Como español aprendí un inglés con grandes influencias británicas pero cuando vine a ...
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Why isn't “cómo se dice” “cómo dices”?

"Cómo se dice __", meaning "how do you say __", is confusing me. Why is there se? Why is dice in él/ella/usted (3rd) form if "cómo se dice" means "how do you say __"? Why isn't it "cómo dices"?
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How can you translate into Spanish a text about Hell and “who you could have become”?

I recently read a really great quote about hell and was wondering the best way to translate it. On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become I'm ...
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How is the conjugation for the “vos” pronoun in forms beyond the present indicative?

How is vos (the Argentine pronoun) conjugated in forms beyond the present indicative? Would it be the same as the vosotros forms, except that the i is omitted? For example: Vos comprastes; Vos ...
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Would the subjunctive be used in “Si cada persona aprenda uno de las lenguas”?

If you were to say: If each person learns one of the languages, then the languages will be protected would the 'aprender' be conjugated in the subjunctive? Si cada persona aprenda uno de las ...
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Why is it “me quedo” instead of “yo quedo”?

I'm beginning to learn Spanish, and one of the sentences I'm learning is Me quedo en mi casa Which means "I stay at home". So, if the "quedo" is conjugated for yo and not for me, like in "me ...
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¿Hay o ha habido algún intento de regularizar todos los verbos en español?

Mi hijo de tres años está empezando a elaborar frases cada vez más complejas. Resulta fascinante comprobar cómo está interiorizando el concepto de conjugar los verbos, aunque él ni siquiera sepa lo ...
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Why is “yo me quedo en casa” instead of “yo quedo en casa”?

So I understand that it's "me quedo" instead of "yo quedo" because the "yo" is omitted. Just like everything else in Spanish, the verb tense gives away what the pronoun is. Why is it then "yo me ...
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Using pronoun after similarly conjugated verb?

Español Me encontré esta frase que me confundió en una canción : "hoy me muero yo". ¿Cuál es el significado de añadir el pronombre después de haber conjugado el verbo? Inglés I came across ...
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Segunda persona de singular de imperativo de 'salir', en forma pronominal

Por un lado, el imperativo de salir en segunda persona de singular (sin forma pronominal) es sal. Por otro lado, a los verbos pueden añadir el sufijo -le que funciona como pronombre personal (...
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What's the correct way to say printed?

What's the preferred past participle of imprimir, imprimido or impreso? For example: He imprimido el email que me enviaste. He impreso / Tengo impreso el email que me enviaste.