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Parte de la oración que expresa acción, estado o movimiento. // The part of speech that expresses action, state or occurrence.

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How to learn conjugations effectively

Is there any such app or website only dedicated to learn conjugations of verbs in Spanish? Because I am still studying it traditionally by writing down on paper and I think it is not that much ...
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Different verb, same first person singular present tense

In Spanish, verbs have three conjugation classes: "ar", "er", and "ir". I know some examples of verbs that have similar stems, but different conjugation classes, and ...
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What is the conjugation “Querés”

I was recently on an Argentinian website and saw: Querés abonar y no sabés cómo? It looks like it's saying "do you want to pay but don't know how?" but that's assuming it were "...
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Is this sentence correct? [closed]

**estar en viaje Does this sentence exist? Someone said it means 'i'm on a business trip'
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Multiple adverbs modifying same thing

If you have multiple adverbs modifying the same noun, verb, or adjective in Spanish, in what order and where do you place the adverbs?
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¿Es correcto este uso de “jactar”?

He visto en un periódico digital: Vídeo. Iván Espinosa se jacta de María Jesús Montero con una tableta: «Cíñase a la pregunta. Gracias» Iván Espinosa se jactó de la ministra de Hacienda ...
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When you wait in line at grocery store: Por favor vaya al registro numero 1 [closed]

Is the sentence Please go to register number 1 correctly translated in Spanish as Por favor vaya al registro numero 1? Can the verb be used as noun in this case?
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Is there a maximum number of verbs we can use in a row in a single sentence? [duplicate]

What is the maximum number of verbs you can think of to be used in a single sentence, in a row without using a list? For example: Ella ha estado demostrando llorar en sus actuaciones. I was ...
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Do we have specific rules when we use four verbs in a sentence?

Do we have specific rules when we use four verbs in a sentence? It is grammatically appropriate to use four verbs in a row in a single sentence? Would this count as a four verb periphrasis? For ...
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When it comes to verbs on action buttons on a user interface, why is the infinitive verb often used instead of a command form of the verb?

Looking through Spanish language versions of websites it seems it is common to use the infinitive form of the verb on an action button. However, we don't use the infinitive in English and it has me ...
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Volverse vs. ponerse

En r/Spanish hicieron una pregunta sencilla con una derivación interesante: ¿cómo es mejor decir, “volverse raro” o “ponerse raro” (hablando de una situación, traduciendo del inglés “to get weird”)? A ...
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Uso no pronominal del verbo “volver” con el sentido de “hacer adquirir una nueva cualidad a algo”

"El hierro se vuelve más resistente al ser aleado con carbono." Con este sentido, ¿también se puede usar el verbo "volver" en forma no pronominal? Por ejemplo: "Podemos volver más resistente el ...
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Ver en el imperfecto — stem change?

Does the verb ver have a stem change because it is conjugated mostly regularly? I mean that the stem is ve- when it would normally be v-. Just curious.
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“Trae” and “traje”

The words "trae" and "traje" are pronounced the same. However, "trae" is a third person singular simple present verb meaning "brings" and "traje" is either a noun meaning "suit" or a first person ...
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Is this Spanish sentence grammatically incorrect? “Me importas todos ustedes”

I saw the following phrase in a Spanish 1 poster I am interested in purchasing but I came across this Spanish sentence Me importas todos ustedes I believe this sentence is grammatically ...
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How to translate «predicate of» to Spanish?

I am reading a theology book, and I found this excerpt: Bavinck strongly opposes all notions of divine temporality and mutability: “The idea of becoming predicated of the divine being is of no help ...
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After “lo + adjective + que” constructions does the verb precede/follow the subject?

I understand that sometimes when the "lo + adjective + que" construction is used the verb (in this case, "es") can come before the subject (in this case, "la ley española"...
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Do you use preterite/imperfect if the start date is specified but NOT the end date?

Context: In 2018, the Spanish court announced it's decision on the gang rape case of "la manada". The verdict was widely considered unfair. The #Cuéntalo hashtag was first used by a reporter on the ...
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¿Cuál se debe usar, “quitar” o “sacar” para la ropa y los zapatos?

¿Cuál se debe usar referente a la ropa y zapatos? Por ejemplo, ¿sacarse los zapatos o quitarse los zapatos?
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What is the subject in “Los edificios no serían muy altos, estarían bien orientados y habría paneles solares”? Shouldn't it be *habrían*?

Los edificios no serían muy altos, estarían bien orientados y habría paneles solares en todas las terrazas. In this sentence, which one is the subject? I thought that los edificios is the subject, ...
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¿Por qué el modelo de conjugación es Sonreír y no Reír?

Más allá de la respuesta obvia (así lo estableció la ASALE), ¿Por qué el modelo de conjugación es sonreír y no reír?. Al comparar, con otros modelos de conjugación (prever - ver o deshacer - hacer), ...
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Two conjugated verbs in a row?

In this sentence there are two conjugated verbs in a row but I don't understand it. When I started learning Spanish I was taught that it should always be verb + infinitive. qué debería considera ...
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“Date de baja aquí” para cancelar una suscripción: significado de “date”

Recibí un correo electrónico spam en español que no me gustó, y busqué la opción para cancelar la suscripción. La encontré, pero usaba una estructura un poco rara para mí. Decía esto: ¿Ya no te ...
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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre los verbos “quedar” y “quedarse”?

quisiera que me explicaseis las diferencias entre los verbos "quedar" y "quedarse" específicamente cuando se usan en frases como: El coche quedó inmovilizado. El niño se ha ...
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El infinitivo como sustantivo, ¿se debe usar con o sin artículo?

Cuando usamos el infinitivo de un verbo como sustantivo, ¿es propio usar un articulo o es opcional? Por ejemplo: Nadar es saludable. vs. El nadar es saludable.
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Is there a difference between 'detenerse' vs 'pararse'?

Is there any difference between the words? "Real life" examples: El hombre se detuvo. El coche se paró. For instance, can one exchange them? El hombre se paró. El coche se detuvo.
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Doesn't 'para' need to go with the infinitive of a verb, rather than 3rd person singular?

Last week I was in Sevilla, where I saw this homeless person with humor: on his cardboard box were written the words para compra Ferrari While the message was clear ('for buying a Ferrari'), when ...
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Can Spanish progressive tense take “ser” as the main verb?

Please take a look at the following sentence taken out of a passage I was reading on 'Curiosamente': ... conforme los pueblos se fueron dispersando, las lenguas se fueron diversificando. Here the (...
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“Deberías haber hablado” vs “Hubieras debido hablar”

Both translate in English to "You should have spoken". Is there a difference between them?
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¿Por qué activa esto un subjuntivo?

Estaba viendo un video cuando ví esta frase "podeis hacer que el video se reproduzca mas despacio en la configuracion de la velocidad" Estoy confundido porque donde esta el lugar donde hay un ...
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What is the meaning of 'rifársela'?

I have heard the following sentence in the TV series Narcos:Mexico : Usted se la ha rifado aquí, don Juan. Context: Don Juan, an opium narco which lives in the border between US and Mexico, is ...
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Necesitar / Necesitar de?

When to use "necesitar" as a transitive verb. And when to use "necesitar de"? I can find "requerir" and "requerir de" listed in the dictionary, telling us that "requerir de" is more formal, but no "...
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orinar vs orinarse

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Pues que el muy hijo de puta llenó de policías el Barrio Escobar y se orinó encima de su mural, patrón. Context: Colonel Carillo, an ...
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Gramática: predicado nominal o predicado verbal

Lucia está en la cama con fiebre desde el martes. En mi libro “está” lo analiza como predicado nominal. Pero si yo quiero sustituir y hacer una prueba con el verbo quedarse por ejemplo, el ...
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Tengo: frío, años, enojo. Español “posesivo”?

Hace mucho tengo una pregunta: En español usamos el verbo TENER para todo, - Tengo 30 años de edad - Tengo frío/calor - Tengo sueño - Tengo hambre ... En otros idiomas (inglés y hebreo conozco) la ...
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Un man que no le coma a nada

I have heard the following line in the Narcos TV series: Voy a necesitar un conductor sin antecedentes que me mueva por la ciudad. Un man inteligente, que no le coma a nada, que sea un berraco. ...
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tocar (a) la puerta vs golpear la puerta

I heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series (which takes place in Colombia): Espere un momento, que me están tocando la puerta. 1) Isn't the idiomatic expression "tocar a la puerta" ? ...
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Meaning of “tener que hacer algo”

AFAIK "tener que hacer algo" = "deber hacer algo" = to have to do something. However, I have just heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Iban a El Bizcocho y tuvieron que salir de la ...
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¿Qué es “tronarse a un mancito”?

I heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series (which takes place in Colombia): Yo fuí el que se tronó a ese mancito. Context: two killers are discussing a guy they have taken out last ...
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¿Qué significa “vacilar” en Puerto Rico?

Cuando al mayor le da por algo, le da fuerte. Lleva desde el verano cantando cada dos por tres la canción Calma del cantante puertorriqueño Pedro Capó. En una parte de la canción se canta lo ...
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Quedé triste que te fueras - verb tense

Are both sentences below correct? Quedé triste que te fuiste. Quedé triste que te fueras. Google Translate and DeepL translator gave me the 2nd sentence, which makes me think it is more usual. Is it ...
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Is comerse required when used with a determinate amount?

I have already read some material about the difference between the verbs "comer" and "comerse": ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre comer y comerse? El uso de "comerse" https://forum....
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Has debido estudiar duro

I have recently read the following sentence: Has debido estudiar y practicar duro. The literal translation of the expression "has debido estudiar" is "you had to study", but I think the speaker ...
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The use of futuro perfecto other than “I will have finished”

I watched a movie yesterday (translated from English to Spanish), in which one man asked another the following with the following translation to Spanish: English original: "It has been an enormously ...
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¿Hasta cuándo y cómo se usó el supino en español?

Leyendo un resumen de la Grammatica de Nebrija, menciona entre las partes de una oración: nombre, pronombre, verbo, participio, preposición, adverbio, interjección, conjunción, gerundio y supino. ...
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How to distinguish between the “se” in “V-se” and “se” in “cómo se (uno) va”? And how to use them both in one sentence?

"Se" can be used as impersonal, as a substitute for "uno" cómo se va a la plaza? And "se" can be used as a part of a verb, for instance: se fue él Questions: How to distinguish between them? And ...
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Which verb should be used to assume something?

I've read that the verb "asumir" is a false friend, for example: asumir: to accept, to take on suponer: to assume Therefore it is incorrect to use the verb "asumir" when trying ...
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estaba/estuve + haciendo algo? [duplicate]

Sé qué signica "estoy/esta haciendo" algo. Tambien sé qué signica "estaba" y "estuve/estuvo". Pero, qual es la diferencia entre "estaba nadando" y "estuve/estuvo nadando"?
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Una preposición “a” sigue el verbo “santificar” cuando el complemento directo no es animado?

Is the Spanish verb santificar followed by the preposition a when the object is not animate? Ej 1: El sacerdote pide a Dios que santifique la casa. o El sacerdote pide a Dios que santifique a ...
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Translating “may have been”: “puede haber sido” or “fuese/fuera”?

Just wondering how to phrase the following: "He may have been a bad person". Would it be "Quizá puede haber sido una mala persona" or "Quizá fuese/fuera una mala persona"? I would go for the ...

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