Category Archives: Conjugation»

Spanish conjugation articles

The Imperative – Spanish Commands

Posted on 17th December 2013 in Conjugation

The Imperative – Spanish Commands by Russell Sabo How do you tell someone what to do in Spanish? You give them a command, of course. Do this! Don’t do that! Let’s go! The Spanish command form, also called the imperative (imperativo) and mandato, is what you will use to tell somebody to do something.

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»

The Future Perfect Tense

Posted on 16th December 2013 in Conjugation

The Future Perfect Tense by Russell Sabo The future perfect tense, or el futuro perfecto, is used to refer to an action that happened BEFORE another future action (simple future tense, not future perfect). It can also be used to express

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»

The Conditional Perfect Tense

Posted on 16th December 2013 in Conjugation

The Conditional Perfect Tense by Russell Sabo The conditional perfect tense, or “el potencial compuesto,” is a compound tense used to express “would have.” For example: Yo habría cocinado pero no tenía mantequilla. – I would have cooked, but I did not have butter. You can use the conditional perfect tense to say

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»

The Future Tense

Posted on 16th December 2013 in Conjugation

The Future Tense by Russell Sabo In Spanish, when you want to say that somebody will do something, something will happen, or guess at probability, you will use the future tense. You can also express speculation. For English speakers, using the words “will” and “shall” convey the use of the future tense. As with all […]

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»
The Conditional Tense

The Conditional Tense

Posted on 11th December 2013 in Conjugation

The Conditional Tense By Russell Sabo In Spanish, the conditional tense is one of the easiest conjugations to learn. And it is also a simple matter to determine when to use it. When you wish to express an action that has conditions, politeness, probability, or an indirect quotation, use the conditional tense. Yo remaría estas […]

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»
The Imperfect Tense

The Imperfect Tense

Posted on 5th February 2013 in Conjugation

The Imperfect Tense – Imperfect Indicative By Russell Sabo When you want to talk about something in the past that you used to do, something that was happening when another event happened, or something that happened and is still happening, you will use the imperfect tense, or the imperfecto de indicativo. Yo tenía que quitarme […]

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»
The Preterit Tense – Past Tense

The Preterit Tense – Past Tense

Posted on 3rd February 2013 in Conjugation

The Preterit Tense – Past Tense By Russell Sabo When you want to talk about a past action that has been completed in Spanish, you use the preterit tense, or el pretérito. If you began something, finished something, or if you’re talking about something that lasted for a while, but has been ended or completed, […]

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»

Pluperfect Subjunctive

Posted on 26th December 2012 in Conjugation

The Pluperfect Subjunctive By Russell Sabo The pluperfect subjunctive mood (el pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo) is also known as the Past Perfect Subjunctive. It uses the conjugated form of Haber in the imperfect form (Hubiera or Hubiese). This mood will be used in many of the same instances as the pluperfect (past perfect) indicative, with the […]

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»

Present Perfect Subjunctive

Posted on 26th November 2012 in Conjugation

The Present Perfect Subjunctive By Russell Sabo The present perfect subjunctive mood (el pretérito perfecto compuesto de subjuntivo) is used in the same way the present perfect tense is used, with the exception being that it will be used after a conjunction, expression or verb which requires that one use the subjunctive mood. For example:

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»

The Imperfect Subjunctive

Posted on 28th October 2012 in Conjugation

The Imperfect Subjunctive By Russell Sabo The imperfect subjunctive mood (el imperfecto de subjuntivo) will be used in all the same situations that you would use the present subjunctive mood, except it will be used in the past tense. For example: Yo quería que la comieras. – I wanted you to eat it. In the […]

Social Share Toolbar
Read & Discuss »»