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

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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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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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¿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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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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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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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 ...
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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 “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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¿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 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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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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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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¿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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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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¿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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“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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¿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. ...
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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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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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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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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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¿Cuáles países con voseo tienen voseo puro?

Existen varios tipos o niveles de voseo: el voseo puro, donde todas las conjugaciones se hacen modificando las conjugaciones de vosotros, y el voseo mixto donde simplemente se substituye vos por tú ...
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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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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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Are any verbs conjugated the same in preterit and present tenses?

Am I correct that some present tense are the same conjugation in preterit tense? i.e. hablamos Or Hablo is another example How do you tell the difference?
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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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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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¿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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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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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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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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Why is the “í” accented in conditional mood conjugations?

Consider the following reference: "If there isn't a written accent mark, every Spanish word that ends in a vowel, an "-n," or an "-s" has the stress fall on the second-to-last syllable (the "...
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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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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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Why does spanish have three different command forms (positive/negative tú, usted)

Unlike english, Spanish seems to have have commands whose form depends on both the type (affirmative/negative) and also the person (tú, usted, ustedes). While the construction of the affirmative tú ...
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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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How should I determine when to use the 4 main past tense forms of “to be” (the Imperfect and preterite forms of ser and estar)?

I've always struggled with the past tense forms of "to be". I have no issues determining whether to use ser or estar in present tense, but the added factors of imperfect vs preterite always throws me ...
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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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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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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 ...