Archive for 15 marzo 2018

2nd Year – DOP’s (Direct Object Pronouns)

Here are a few links for you to practice the DOP’s with. Although they might seem a little tricky in class, the more practice you do the easier they get. Before long you won’t even have to think about them.

StudySpanish.com – Try each of the following links in order. They might look the same at first but continue reading to the bottom of each to note the differences:

1. DOP’s

2. Negative Sentences with DOP’s

3. Infinitive Verbs with DOP’s 

Each of the links above have free Practice Quizzes that go with them so be sure to have a go.

Some more exercises:

1. Replace the underlined noun with a pronoun

2. Fill in the correct pronoun and conjugate the verb

3. Practice the pronouns with Infinitives

1 Curso: Regular -AR verbs in Spanish

We’ll start with the regular -AR verbs. The good news is that there are more -AR verbs than -ER and -IR verbs and once you know the rule for one regular -AR verb you’ll know the rule for all Regular -AR verbs. So, provided you know the infinitive of a verb you’ll definitely be able to say who did something and at when they did it (but we’ll be looking at past and future much later).

For now lets look at the steps we need to follow:

1 – Take the infinitive of the verb, for example Hablar – to speak.

2. Take off the ending -AR, which leaves you with the stem Habl-.

3. Now add the following endings depending on who is doing the speaking:

-o               –    I
-as             –    You
-a               –    He/She/It/You (polite)
-amos      –     We
-ais           –     You (plural)
-an            –     They/You (plural & polite)

So we would get:

Hablo                     –     I speak
Hablas                   –     You speak
Habla                     –     He/She/It/You (polite) speaks
Hablamos            –     We speak
Hablais                 –      You (plural) speak
Hablan                  –      They/You (plural & polite) speak

The same steps then apply for any regular -AR verbs such as Bailar – to dance, Cantar – to sing, Estudiar – to study, Caminar – to walk. Have a go at conjugating these yourself.

Regular Verbs Review

Click here to practice with more common regular -AR verbs in a series of games.

Practice the pattern of a regular -AR verb (tocar – to touch) here.

Of course we also have Irregular verbs that do not follow these simple steps and we’ll come to them later. The good news is that you already know 3 of the most important irregular verbs; Ser, Estar and Tener.