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Dar, haber, hacer y tener

Dar, haber, hacer, and tener in expressions with a special meaning These verbs appear frequently in idiomatic expressions. Many are formed with a conjugated verb + an infinitive, called formas perifrásticas or perífrasis verbales in Spanish. Learn them as lexical (vocabulary) items. Note the use of the present tense in the examples with dar, haber, [...]

Practice time

Practice. Escribe la forma correspondiente del verbo entre paréntesis: 1. Yo (conducir) __________ el coche. 2. Marta y tú (salir) ___________ de casa juntos (together). 3. Yo no (conocer) ____________ a esa familia. 4. ¿Quién (ofrecer) ______________ más por este cuadro? 5. ¡Yo no (merecer) __________ este regalo! 6. Las asistentes del director (obedecer) ___________ [...]

Practice Irregular Verbs

Translate these sentences: 1. I give ________________________________ 2. They put ______________________________ 3. You (Uds.) see ________________________ 4. We fit in _____________________________ 5. I bring _______________________________ 6. I fall ________________________________ 7. You (tú) do ___________________________ 8. I go out ______________________________ More translations: 1. I write (componer) songs for my friends __________________________________________ 2. I propose a toast [...]

Irregular Verbs in Present

Irregular verbs in the present tense: Many Spanish verbs do not follow the patterns of the regular verbs you have just studied. Instead, they change the root (or radical) of the verb, the conjugation endings, or both. Because they follow different patterns, they are considered irregular verbs. Since irregular verbs are so commonly used, a [...]

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