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How to Describe the Past in Spanish: Imperfect vs. Preterite

How to Describe the Past in Spanish: Imperfect vs. Preterite

When you're taking Spanish lessons, you may be confused by new concepts and grammar rules. In Spanish, there are two different ways to describe the past; the imperfect and the preterite. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish teacher Joan B. shares some helpful hints to help you describe the past in Spanish...   As a beginning Spanish speaker, it can be difficult to determine which form of the past tense you should use: imperfect vs. preterite. Once you learn the following simple tricks, ho … Read More

How to Describe the Past in Spanish: Imperfect vs. Preterite
When you're taking Spanish lessons, you may be confused by new concepts and grammar rules. In Spanish, there are two different ways to describe the past; the imperfect and the preterite. Here, Carmichael, CA Spanish teacher Joan B. shares some helpful hints to help you describe the past in Spanish...   As a beginning Spanish speaker, it can be difficult to determine which form of the past tense you should use: imperfect vs. preterite. Once you learn the following simple tricks, ho
Listen and Learn: French Animal Alphabet Flashcards
Learning the ABC's is a great way for kids to get familiar with a new language. To help your child learn French, we created these fun French alphabet animal flashcards with audio from French tutor Carol Beth L. Scroll through the flashcards to look, listen, and practice the alphabet in French! As you practice, you might notice some of the French animal names are spelled similarly or sound similar to their names in English. Take extra care to listen to the audio and practice the French
Find Out the Smartest Way to Hack Your Spanish Learning
Everyone has a different learning style; some people learn better through writing while others learn best through speaking or listening. How does your learning style impact the way you study and learn to speak Spanish? Below, we have some simple tips and tricks for the best way to learn Spanish most effectively for each individual learning style. Bonus: Take our learning styles quiz! Visual Learners The best way to learn Spanish for visual learners is through the use of images, words, and cha
20 Spanish Traditions, Customs, and Superstitions
One of the best ways to improve your understanding of the Spanish language is to learn more about Spanish traditions. A major aspect of any culture is its traditions. Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico, have very unique traditions that are fascinating to learn about, and they might just inspire you to plan a visit soon! No matter where you are in your Spanish lessons, you will love learning about the Mexican and Spanish traditions, holidays, and customs on this lis
10 French Words and Phrases You Already Use Every Day
If you're a beginning French student, you might be surprised when you notice how many words and phrases you already sort of know in French. French tutor Lizzie S. shares 10 of the most common French words English speakers might already know... Since arriving in the US, I have been surprised to find a little bits of French words and expressions everywhere. Why do so many words look like a mix of English and French and why are some phrases taken completely from the French? First, it's import

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