Annabel Beilby, Author at My Daily Spanish

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Ser and Estar: What’s the Difference?

¡Hola! Undoubtedly one of the most important words in English is the verb ‘to be.’ Well, to be in Spanish is also super important, but there’s a catch: there are two Spanish verbs that both mean ‘to be’: ser and estar. Although they both mean ‘to be’, they aren’t the same in Spanish, and can’t just […]

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The Present Tense in Spanish

Okay, so you know a bit of Spanish vocabulary, and now you want to know how to use it in sentences. The best place to start? Right here, right now, with the present tense! via GIPHY Quick Navigation Three types of verbThe good news…Null-subject languageIrregular verbsStem-changing verbsGood job! Three types of verbTo form sentences in […]

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A Quick Guide to Reflexive Verbs in Spanish

Spanish reflexive verbs are easy to recognize because they have ‘se’ on the end of their infinitive form, which means that the subject and the object of the verb are the same person. Basically, it’s something that one does to oneself. via GIPHY Quick Navigation How to form Spanish reflexive verbsCommon reflexive verbs Order – […]

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A Quick Guide to the Spanish Gerund

Welcome to this guide to the Spanish gerund!The gerund is also known as the ‘continuous present,’ but don’t be put off by the weird names, all it means is verbs in the ‘-ing’ form, e.g., ‘You are learning.’ Quick Navigation How to form the Spanish GerundWhen to use the Spanish GerundWhen NOT to use the […]

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Spanish Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns (Not to be Confused with Reflexive Pronouns!)

¡Hola! In this lesson, let’s discuss Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns.You might have seen little words in Spanish like me, te, lo, nos, etc. These words are called object pronouns (los pronombres personales de complemento) which can be split into three types: direct indirect reflexive With this article we aim to show you how […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Future Tense

“The past, present, and future walked into a bar … it was tense.”  via GIPHY (We claim no credit for that so-bad-it’s-good joke!) The future tense is obviously very important for—well—talking about the future. Whether you want to talk about your intended future plans or some other inevitability, you’ll need the future tense.In Spanish there are […]

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How to Make Comparisons in Spanish

When learning a new language, it’s quite important to learn how to compare things. In this blog article, we’ll look at Spanish comparatives and superlatives, learn about making comparisons in Spanish, and also some handy phrases that can be slipped into conversation or writing! Quick Navigation ComparativesSuperlativesIrregularMás de/Menos dePhrases that use comparativesQuiz time!Final word A […]

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A Quick Guide to the Spanish Perfect Tense

Being able to conjugate verbs in the perfect tense is a great skill to have, as it helps you to describe things that have occurred in the past. All you need to know is how to conjugate one verb (haber), and how to form past participles. Read on to learn how to do it! via […]

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7 of Spain’s Weirdest Festivals

When you think of Spain, you might think of siestas, fiestas, and maybe the odd bit of flamenco. But some of Spain’s traditions might surprise you. From the dangerous to the dirty to the downright odd, here are some of Spain’s wackiest festivals and traditions. Quick Navigation 1. El Salto del Colacho2. Las Fallas (‘Les […]

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Popular Spanish Proverbs

Are you ready to start imparting some wisdom in Spanish? Then look no further than our list of 15 Spanish proverbs, complete with examples that demonstrate how to use them!1. El mundo es un pañueloLiteral translation: The world is a handkerchief. SourceMeaning: It’s not uncommon to see proverbs and idioms in one language that make […]

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