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