Here are the months in Spanish. Note that, like the days of the week,
they are not capitalized.
If two things are not equal, they are unequal.
We are not the same height.
You are taller than I.
The two items do not cost the same.
The camera is more expensive than the television.
In Spanish, inequality is expressed by using one of the following
In a previous lesson, you learned to use the verb hacer with the present
tense form of a verb to indicate the length of time an action has been
Hace + time + que + present tense form of the verb
Hace un ao que estudio espaol.
I have been stu
Remember, there are three types of infinitives: -ar, -er, -ir. Infinitives are
made up of two parts: the ending and the stem. In the following
examples, the stem is underlined and the ending is in bold.
With regular verbs, the stem stay
By now, you are quite familiar with the definite articles:
You are probably comfortable with the normal uses of the definite article.
El chico es alto.
La chica es guapa.
Los hombres comen mucho.
Las mujeres charlan.
In this lesson, you will
Unit One (1-4) Vocab
Here is a list of common expressions that introduce an aspect of
ignorance or doubt to the sentence, and therefore trigger the use of the
dudar que .
to doubt that .
es dudoso que .
it is doubtful that .
es improbable que .
it's unlikely that
To conjugate -ar verbs, drop the ending and add:
To conjugate -er verbs, drop the ending and add:
To conjugate -ir verbs, drop th
The past few lessons have covered the subject of "relative pronouns."
The most common relative pronoun is "que". It can be used to refer to
both persons and things, in either the subject or the object position.
"Que" is the Spanish equivalent of the Engli
Many adjectives of nation
nality end in -o. These adjectives follow the same rules as other
adjectives ending in -o. That is, they have four forms.
el muchacho mexicano
la muchacha mexicana
los muchachos mexicanos
las muchachas mexicanas
Many other adject
Remember, Spanish has two past tenses: preterite and imperfect. Most
verbs can be put into either tense, depending upon the meaning. The
preterite tells us specifically when an action took place. The imperfect
tells us in general when an action took place
The present perfect is formed by combining the auxiliary verb "has" or
"have" with the past participle.
I have studied.
He has written a letter to Mara.
We have been stranded for six days.
Because the present perfect is a compound tense, two verbs are