English-Verb-Tenses-for-Spanish-Speakers-2016.pdf

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ENGLISH VERB TENSES FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS By fotopala.com julioandgringo.com/downloads/audiolibro You will be happy to know that English verb tenses are easy to learn in comparison to Spanish verb tenses. Let’s look at the charts below and compare the English with the Spanish: Present Tense: I I speak Yo hablo You You speak hablas He/She/It She speaks Él/Ella/Ud. Ella habla We We speak Nosotros hablamos You (plural) You speak Vosotros habláis They They speak Ellos/Ellas/Uds. Ellos hablan Past Tense: I I worked Yo trabajé You You worked trabajaste He/She/It She worked Él/Ella/Ud. Ella trabajó We We worked Nosotros trabajamos You (plural) You worked Vosotros trabajasteis They They worked Ellos/Ellas/Uds. Ellos trabajaron Future Tense: I I will live Yo viviré You You will live vivirás He/She/It She will live Él/Ella/Ud. Ella vivirá We We will live Nosotros viviremos You (plural) You will live Vosotros viviréis They They will live Ellos/Ellas/Uds. Ellos vivirán So, it is fairly easy to know how to conjugate verbs in English because the verb remains the same at all times except for the third person singular in the Present Tense. Let’s move on to learning the first English tense in this course the Present Tense.
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PRESENT TENSE We use the Present Tense ( el Presente ) when talking about something that is factual, repeated, or usual. Con este tiempo verbal, hablamos sobre un hecho, un hábito … sobre la vida normal . Examples: I do homework every day. Hago la tarea todos los días. I have the book and the dictionary. Tengo el libro y el diccionario. We eat spicy food. Comemos comida picante. We hear the cat. Oímos el gato. The boys don't know how to paint. Los muchachos no saben como pintar. We live around the corner. Vivimos a la vuelta de la esquina. Do you know where John is? ¿Sabes dónde está Juan? What city do you live in? ¿En qué ciudad vive usted? Es muy fácil, ¿no es cierto ? This tense is very easy to learn because it is normally the first tense that people learn when learning any language, plus the Present Tense in English is nearly identical to el tiempo Presente in Spanish. In this course we are not focusing on verb conjugations because you can find them everywhere on the internet, but instead we are focusing on the 16 English verb tenses . But before we go on to the next verb tense, we will review the verb “to be” in English because you will need it when forming the next tense in this course. Verb “To Be” in English The infinitive form ( el infinitivo ) in English always includes the word “to” with the verb. So, in Spanish the infinitive vivir is expressed in English as “to live” … comer in Spanish is “to eat” in English … caminar in Spanish is “to walk” in English.
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