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

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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.
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Is “google” a verb in Spanish?

Is google a verb in Spanish? If it is, how can I conjugate it? Googlear sounds really weird. Is it pronounced differently too?
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Son, eres or es: which one to use with “the boys”?

We use 'eres' for 'are' with you in Spanish. We use 'es' with usted for 'are'. If we have to use 'are' with boys, what would we use: son, eres or es? What would be the appropriate tense for "The boys....
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Is there Spanish verb equivalent of the phrase “was like” in place of “said”?

In colloquial English, the verb "like" is often paired with the past forms of be, "was" or "were", to describe mainly words said or actions done in the past. Examples: When we drove past, she was ...
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¿Por qué decimos “La puerta 'es' abierta por el camarero” y no 'está'?

He encontrado unos ejercicios de ser y estar (enlace a un pdf). El numeral 25 del ejercicio número 1 es: Elige entre ser o estar y conjuga. La puerta ... (ser/estar) abierta por el camarero. La ...
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¿Por qué los verbos terminados en “-iar” se dividen en dos acentuaciones distintas en el singular del presente?

Preguntando por ¿Cómo se conjuga el verbo "instanciar"? me di cuenta de que los verbos terminados en -iar están divididos en dos grupos según cómo conjugan el singular del presente....
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¿“Dense” o “Dénse”?

No encuentro una regla para justificar la sospecha de que dense (del verbo dar) lleva acento. De acuerdo con las reglas de la acentuación de palabras graves no lo lleva, pero lo he visto un par de ...
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¿Cómo se conjuga el verbo “instanciar”?

El verbo instanciar parece que es una de las aberraciones del spanglish. El artículo que enlazo explica que: Curiosamente, proviene del latín “instantia”, que no se desarrolló de la misma manera en ...
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In “El burlador de Sevilla”, why is “matara” and not “matad” in “Haced prender y matara ese hombre y esta mujer”?

Haced prender y matara ese hombre y esta mujer I don't understand matara. Is this future or imp subj. and why doesn't it agree with 2nd plural? I think it means "Capture and kill this man and woman". ...
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How should “to have been told” be translated?

How should "to have been told" be translated? I am often unsure how to translate the phrase to have been told into Spanish. For example, "I have been told that...". I normally ...
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“Yo habría gustado ir pero no pude” o “Yo hubiera gustado ir pero no pude”

The sentence I would like to translate is: I would have liked to go, but I could not. When translating this, I suggested the conditional form of haber: habría, but Google's translation suggests ...
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Why is “Me aburren escuchar las conversaciones de política” wrong?

I have a final in Spanish and I am going back over my old tests and correcting my mistakes. I can't seem to figure out how to do this one and am not sure if I am getting the right answer. This is one ...
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Is it correct to answer “No, yo no viajar en absoluto en tren” to the question “¿Viajas mucho en tren?”?

My teacher is being very unclear on why my answer for this question is wrong and I just wanted to clarify how I was wrong. The question is: ¿Viajas mucho en tren? and I answered: No, yo no ...
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How to express probability in the future (either through verb conjugation or adverbs)?

I want to translate the following sentence into Spanish: It will likely be seen by more interested people. Consider that it refers to el mensaje in the context and since it's a masculine name, ...
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Written accent in verbs

Consider those two examples : 1) "cantar", which is written "canto" (present, first person) or "cantó" (simple past, third person). Is the pronunciation different in those two cases? According to ...
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When the subject is “A y B”, which grammatical number does the verb agree with?

Consider the following sentence: A and B are the same. The verb here agrees in number with the subject, which is why we use are instead of is. Does this happen in Spanish too? Which of the ...
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It has been years since

How would I say "It has been years since I've spoken Spanish on a daily basis."? Hacen años que hablo el Español diariamente. Hacen años que no hablo el Español diariamente. Hacen años que he hablado....
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How to say “is that it?” and “come here” in Spanish? [closed]

How do you say "Is that it?" in Spanish? Is "¿Es que él?" right? Also, how do you say "Come here" to two people in the informal tense? I only know of ustedes, but that's formal tense.
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En el uso de “cuando” con referencia al futuro, ¿tengo que usar el futuro en la frase principal o puedo dejar el verbo en presente?

Si lo he entendido bien, se puede utilizar el presente después de la conjunción cuando si se trata de de costumbres o acciones habituales, por ejemplo: Cuando tengo tiempo saco a pasear al perro. ...
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Grammar in a Juanes song

I was listening to "Un día normal" by Juanes and the chorus is: Porque nunca sabes lo que tienes; Hasta que lo pierdes; Lamentablemente; Nunca vuelve. In English (my native language), ...
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How do you say in Spanish, “I am waiting for my boyfriend to open the door”?

I am having trouble with the construcción of these types of sentences. Is it "Estoy esperando a que mi novio abre la puerta"? Or do you use the unconjugated abrir?
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The act of getting a manicure?

I know that the person who does your nails is a "manicurista" but I don't know the conjugation for getting a manicure. For example, if I was offering to pay for my wife's manicure, I would say, "would ...
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Talking about headaches in Spanish [closed]

According to what I've read, the you say "headache" "dolor de cabeza". However, I seem to recall that one often talks about pain as being caused in an active manner by a part of the body, like "Mi ...
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Diferencia entre «entretuviesen» y «entretenieran»

Estoy experimentando con unos flashcards de Anki, y encontré esa frase: Si los niños se entretuviesen por unos minutos podría tomar una siesta. Es la primera vez que he visto una conjugación así. ...
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Is there something deeper behind the “verb classes swapping” of the subjunctive endings?

In Spanish (and also in Latin, and most of Romance languages, too) the present subjunctive is formed by a kind of swapping the indicative endings between the verb declension classes: the 1st class (-a-...
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Use of 'tú' when giving examples

In English we use the 'you' form when explaining things and giving examples e.g. 'There are lots of things to see in London for example, YOU could visit the houses of parliament...etc' In Spanish is ...
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Verbs ending in “-ed”

What kind of conjugation is it when a verb ends in: "-ed", such as "tened," "ved," or "coged" What does it make the word mean/how is it used (in what context)? (Just for the record, I've seen ...
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Conjugation and tenses

I am just trying to write a little piece about myself but sometimes struggle with conjugation. Is the correct tense present when describing myself? i.e: Creo que soy una persona muy independiente,...
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translate the phrase “What should I eat to stay healthy?”

I am confused to what verb I should conjugate in this sentence. Should I translate this sentence to ¿Qué debo comer a mantenerse sano? since "should" appears before "eat", or should I translate ...
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What would “correr” be in third person?

Recently, I learned how to conjugate Spanish verbs that end in -ar. (caminar, pintar, trabajar, etc.) However, I never learned how to conjugate a verb that ends in -er. I know that 'caminar' in ...
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Confusión con la conjugación “abrid”

Mi maestra en mi primera semana de mi segundo año de español nos enseñó que abrid es equivalente a abran, y que la diferencia es regional (yo no recuerdo😛 los regiones). Sin embargo, en mi primer ...
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Two forms of verb for same time (Pretérito Subjuntivo) [duplicate]

Why are the two forms of a verb for certain times and how to use them? For instance taking the word echar, for Pretérito Imperfecto Subjuntivo Activo my dicctionary gives Pretérito Imperfecto ...
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How to translate “I practice swimming”?

In English, we say "I swim" and "I practice swimming" or "I am swimming". I want to know how to say "I practice swimming" in Spanish. http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/conjugating-the-spanish-verb-...
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You're going to like it

In my spanish course I was presented with: te va a encantar As a translation of You're going to like it. But what confuses me is the combination of the pronoun te with the verb conjugationva. ...
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¿Existe alguna traducción adecuada para “Habemos” en inglés? [closed]

En español existe la conjugación del verbo haber «habemos» para indicar la existencia de un conjunto de personas que cumplen ciertas características e incluyen a la persona que habla, algunos ejemplos ...
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Using embedded pronouns inside verbs [duplicate]

So, I'm in Spanish 1, and I've heard that pronouns (Yo, tu, el, etc.) are embedded in conjugated verbs. I've noticed the use of a separate pronoun along with a conjugated verb, and it seems a little ...
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Why is the plural third person preterite indicative used here?

In Cien anos de soledad, there is this line: Sentaron una gitana en un extremo de la aldea e instalaron el catalejo a la entrada de la carpa. which as far as I understand, means that a single ...
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Why is trabajar being conjugated here?

Here is the sentence: Este gran libro es el resultado de años de trabajo duro. = This great book is the result of years of hard work. Why is trabajar being conjugated to the yo form? Is the ...
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“Saber” in the sense of “to taste:” how should it be conjugated in first person?

English Imagine you are a mouse in a cartoon, and you want to tell a cat "I don't taste good!" It's clear how to conjugate "saber" when used in the sense of "to taste" - in third or second person: ...
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Grammar/ Spelling check for daily routine [closed]

I have written a small paragraph on my daily routine in Spanish and was wondering if anyone could just check that it flows well and there are no grammatical or spelling errors. Todas las mañanas me ...
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“El hijo del sol es yo” or “El hijo del sol soy yo”?

How to speak the sentence: The son of the sun is me. in Spanish? I thought about: El hijo del sol es yo. at first, but Google Translation translates the sentence into El hijo del sol soy yo. I ...
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How do you conjugate the first-person imperative? [duplicate]

In English, you can command yourself for encouragement. For example, when you're lifting weights in the gym, you can yell at yourself, "Focus! Come on! Do it!". However, in Spanish, the first-person ...
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How is the second person singular formed with rioplatense “vos”?

English I learned my Spanish in Spain, some years ago. Now I am visiting Uruguay and Argentina and coming across the usage of the pronoun vos, and its corresponding different formation of the second ...
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When do you not conjugate verbs?

One of my homework assignments asks the following questions, and I'm wondering why the verbs aren't conjugated. ¿Vivir en el desierto o vivir en el centro de una ciudad grande? ¿Tener una casa ...
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Uso de “concernidos”

Hoy he escuchado la siguiente frase: "Estamos muy concernidos por..." Es la primera vez que escucho el verbo concernir usado y conjugado de esta manera, siempre se usa como "me/nos concierne..." ¿...
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Acordar or recordar? What's the correct use? ¿Cuál es el uso correcto?

Español Comunmente escucho gente decir "¿oye, te acuerdas de esa película?", así como también escucho "¿oye, recuerdas esa película?." Siempre he creído que la acción de un ...
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Present subjunctive in vos form

What is the rule for conjugating verbs in the vos form in the present subjunctive? If it varies by region, what are the differences?
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Gusto variant of the verb gustar

When I thought I finally had it figured out... I was confronted with the following phrase which obviously must mean: I liked the story of your friend. Which for me logically translates to. me ...
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Most common verbs

I am a spanish learner and I figured out that I really need to learn the verbs. Is there a good (preferably online) resource with let's say the 100 most common verbs and conjugation to get me started.