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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: Don't forget the tilde

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:23

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: When asking “qué”, “cuándo”, “cómo”, “por qué”, “quién”, “dónde” (what, when, how, why, who, where) don’t forget to write the tilde on the accentuated syllable.

An Example: ¿Qué hora es?, ¿Cómo va?

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: The letter "ñ"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:21

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: The letter “ñ” is pronounced like the English word “knee”.

An Example: “Porteño” is pronounced “port-eh-knee-oh”.

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: Don't forget to add…

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:04

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: Don’t forget to add a “¿” sign at the beginning of a question sentence and a “¡” sign at the beginning of an exclamation sentence.

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: Ir a (lugar).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 10:12

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: Ir a (lugar).

Translation: To go to (place).

Examples: Ir a Buenos Aires. Ir a Argentina.

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Spanish Saying: Perro que ladra no muerde

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 10:04

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Spanish Saying: Perro que ladra no muerde.

Translation: A dog that barks does not bite.

Meaning: Sometimes people act in an intimidating fashion but it’s all for show and there is no true risk.

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: Esdrújula accents

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 10:02

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: If a word’s accent is on the third to last syllable you have to write the tilde on the accented vowel. This is known as an “esdrújula”.

Some examples: murciélago, pájaro, música.

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Easy Spanish Grammar Tip: "NB" and "NM"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 9:57

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Easy Spanish grammar tip: The letter “n” never goes before a “b” or a “p”. Instead, you should write an “m”. An “n” can go before a “v”, though.

Some examples:

  • Canbio -> Cambio (change)
  • Inportante -> Importante (important)
  • Imbierno -> Invierno (winter)

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