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  • 6.4 Spanish demonstrative pronouns [0/2]
  • 6.5 Spanish interrogative pronouns [0/3]
  • 6.6 Spanish relative pronouns [0/3]
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  • 10.1 Present tense in Spanish (el presente) [0/3]
  • 10.2 Past tenses in Spanish (el pasado) [0/18]
  • 10.2.1 Pretérito perfecto simple (indefinido) in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.2 Pretérito perfecto compuesto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.3 Difference between Pretérito Perfecto and Indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.4 Pretérito Imperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.5 Difference between imperfecto and indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.6 Pretérito pluscuamperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.3 Future tense in Spanish (el futuro) [0/6]
  • 11 Difference between "ser" and "estar" in Spanish [0/3]
  • 12 Spanish verbs [0/7]
  • 13 Gerund in Spanish (el gerundio) [0/3]
  • 14 Imperative in Spanish (imperativo) [0/6]
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  • Sentence structure and word order in Spanish

    In general the sentence structure is relatively flexible in Spanish. You can emphasize words by changing the sentence structure. 

    Declarative sentences in Spanish

    The normal structure of Spanish declarative sentences is similar to the English one: subject + verb + object. 

    enlightenedThe subject pronouns in Spanish are omitted in most of the sentences. In case you want to emphasize the person, you can use the pronoun. 

    Subject Verb Object Translation
    (Yo) leo libros. I read books. 
    (Tú) hablas español. You speak Spanish.
    (Ella) come Paella. She eats Paella.
    (Nosotros) bebemos Sangría. We drink Sangria.
    (Vosotros) bailáis flamenco. You dance flamenco.
    (Ellos) aprenden matemáticas. They learn maths.

     

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    Questions in Spanish

    In English as well as in Spanish, a distinction is made between yes/no- questions and supplementary questions. Yes/no- questions are answered with yes or no, supplementary questions require a question pronoun (interrogative pronoun) and a more detailed answer with further information.

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    Examples of yes/no- questions 

    • ¿Conoces a Laura? (Do you know Laura?) - Sí, conozco a ella. (Yes I know her.)
    • ¿Hablas inglés? (Do you speak English?) - Sí, hablo inglés. (Yes I speak English.)

    Examples of supplementary questions

    • ¿Dónde vives (tú)? (Where do you live?) - Vivo en Valencia. (I live in Valencia.)
    • ¿Qué haces hoy? (What do you do today?) - Voy a jugar al fútbol. (I'm going to play soccer.)

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