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Spanish Lessons Online

Early Intermediate – Lightspeed Spanish Gordon Smith

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Spanish Lessons Online

    40 Early Intermediate Tú or Usted in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

    40 Early Intermediate Tú or Usted in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

    ¿Tú, or Usted in Spanish. The question of the use of Tú and Usted in Spanish rather reminds me of the other famous question that we all know: ‘How long is a piece of string?’ The reason I say that is that over the years I have realised that I should... Read more »

    • 11 min
    39 Early Intermediate Mí and Ti in Spanish. When do we use them?

    39 Early Intermediate Mí and Ti in Spanish. When do we use them?

    Mí and Ti in Spanish. (Not to mention Sí) I often used to wonder what the rule was about when to use Mí and Ti in Spanish. I kind of knew when to do it because I had heard others using them. For example, in a restaurant I knew I... Read more »

    • 11 min
    38 Early Intermediate The Passive Voice in Spanish and how to avoid it!

    38 Early Intermediate The Passive Voice in Spanish and how to avoid it!

    The Passive voice in Spanish and the Active voice.   Once, whilst I was working in a college giving evening classes in Spanish I was asked to cover an ‘A’ level class for a teacher who was also a native speaker. In preparation for the class she talked me through... Read more »

    • 10 min
    37 Early Intermediate Haber in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

    37 Early Intermediate Haber in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

    Haber in Spanish. Clearing up the mystery The strangest part of most students concerns about what we tend to call the Perfect tenses, which are those that take Haber in Spanish and the Past Participle (I have eaten/He comido) is that for every tense that exists in Spanish we have... Read more »

    • 11 min
    36 Early Intermediate Connecting words in Spanish

    36 Early Intermediate Connecting words in Spanish

    What are connecting words in Spanish? This podcast on the connecting words in Spanish has probably been one of the most popular in the range. Why? Well, from the feedback that we have received, it’s clear that what most students want is to be more fluent when they talk. They... Read more »

    • 13 min
    34 Early Intermediate Sentirse and Sentir in Spanish

    34 Early Intermediate Sentirse and Sentir in Spanish

    Sentirse or Sentir in Spanish?   I recall feeling very confused about when to use Sentirse or Sentir in Spanish.  Cynthia would often correct me when I said things like, ‘Siento triste por…’. She would say: Eso no, Gordon. Es ‘Me siento triste…’ What wasn’t clear, however, was why. What... Read more »

    • 8 min

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