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The Infinitive in Spanish: 5 different uses

The infinitive in Spanish in one of the most popular verbal forms among our students on Spanishviaskype.com. It’s the only way we have for finding a verb in the dictionary. We have two different types: the simple infinitive (hablar) and the perfect one (haber hablado). This non-personal form always refers [...]

By |2019-11-12T20:08:43+01:00noviembre 13th, 2019|B2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

How to Express Future in Spanish

How to express future in Spanish? That is a good question during an election campaign. Next Sunday, Spaniards will decide their future, one more time. Politicians love talking about future, promises and plans. There are many ways to express future in Spanish, as happens with the English language. It depends [...]

By |2019-11-05T11:53:14+01:00noviembre 6th, 2019|B1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Clauses of purpose in Spanish

Clauses of purpose in Spanish (also known as final clauses) are subordinate adverbial clauses expressing the objective of a verbal action. They are a reply to the question ¿para qué? (what for? or wherefore?). Many students mix up clauses of purpose in Spanish with causal clauses and the use of [...]

By |2019-10-14T17:16:29+01:00octubre 16th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Expressing possibility in Spanish

Expressing possibility in Spanish is not a simple matter for our students on Spanishviaskype.com. We love speculating, dreaming of being a millionaire, or just wondering what people is doing. There is a wide variety of options, depending on the degree of certainty and the time when we delimit the actions. [...]

By |2019-08-27T15:56:07+01:00agosto 28th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns in Spanish

Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns are a matter of concern among our studens on Spanishviaskype.com. You should know that there are different types of pronouns in Spanish, depending on their function: subject, direct object, indirect object, prepositional, reflexive and reciprocal. Most of them share the same form (‘me’ can be direct or indirect object, reflexive [...]

By |2019-08-20T19:18:54+01:00agosto 21st, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Impersonal Sentences in Spanish

Impersonal sentences in Spanish are constructions used to express an action without saying specifically who executed it. Therefore, these expressions are quite useful if we want to emphasize any part of the sentence rather than the subject. Or you just want to omit that information because you are unaware of it or it's detrimental [...]

By |2019-07-15T09:05:57+01:00julio 17th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Conditional clauses in Spanish: what if…?

Conditional clauses in Spanish mark a difference between intermediate and advanced students. Conditions can show a realistic requirement that must be met. On the other hand, a condition might have a nuance of subjectivity that shows improbability, incredulity or hypothesis. Here we have the eternal fight between indicative and subjunctive in the Spanish language. [...]

By |2019-06-25T09:41:17+01:00junio 26th, 2019|B2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Advanced Spanish grammar rules you should know

Advanced Spanish grammar rules might be a nightmare for B2-C1 level students. However, our teachers on Spanishviaskype.com consider these contents a motivation and a challenge. There is nothing more rewarding for us than the evolution of our students from basic to advanced levels. Let’s see some advanced Spanish grammar rules you should know. […]

By |2019-06-17T11:07:43+01:00junio 19th, 2019|C1, C2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios