Spanish Proficiency Exercises

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Spanish Grammar Exercises


Again a nice site to practise pretty complex spanish grammar on advanced level, take a look at this, where you can find examples when and how to use certain constructions. An example e.g. with SE and special verbs (acabar, perder, para etc) to be used in unexpected situations.

Learn Spanish in Spain and Latin America


While surfing through the internet I bumped into this link, where in my opinion very good lessons are presented about the spanish language. Maybe a tip to improve your knowledge to improve your spanish during a staying in Spain or elsewhere

Malaga institute


While surfing through the internet I bumped into this link, where in my opinion very good lessons are presented about the spanish language. Maybe a tip to improve your knowledge to improve your spanish during a staying in Spain.

¿Hablas Español?


Although my maternal language is Dutch but at the same also familiar with the british language I will put my notes in english, but often I will put some spanish phrases in between. Claro, as I am learning Español. I still face difficulties with the accents in words. Ufff.. There must exist some kind of regulation or clue when or where or when not using those accents. Right?
Note voor mezelf: na uploaden deze pagina wijzigen naar index etc.

Preterito dar, decir, ir(ser), estar, hacer


dar: di diste dio dimos disteis dieron
decir: dije dijiste dijo dijimos dijisteis dijeron
ir/ser: fui fuiste fue fuimos fuisteis fueron
estar: estuve estuviste estuvo estuvimos estuvisteis estuvieron
hacer: hice hiciste hizo hicimos hicisteis hicieron

Why Don't I Hear Words Correctly?


Question: Why do I hear many Spanish words different than what is spoken? For example, I hear deste but the words are actually de este. Forum answer: You hear deste because that's what they say. Just like in English, words are not uttered as separate units but run together in a phrase. You don't say, "Why .. do .. not .. you .. tell .. me" but "Whydonchootellme." So ¿Cómo está usted? very naturally comes out ¿Cómwestoosté? ... Read more..

Masculine or feminine?


As you shall see in upcoming lessons, Spanish places a great deal more emphasis on gender than does English or Dutch. Anyone who has studied Spanish knows that one of the biggest challenges is to learn all of the verb conjugations. That's why I make a link to this section.

Don't waste your time.


Too many beginning courses bombard you with long lists of Spanish vocabulary words to memorize. For most people, this is counter-productive because you won't even be using many of these words- and so you will eventually just forget them anyway. The words that are used are repeated over and over throughout the course, so you really learn them well, and they are words that you will find yourself using every day.

í ¿ á ó


ñ = alt hold down + 164
í = alt hold down + 161
á = alt hold down + 160
ó = alt hold down + 162
¿ = alt hold down + 168
é = alt hold down + 130

I will add an extra MS Word page so you can see which symbols to use.

Gadget with the accents


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Diccionario de la lengua española (conjugar)


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BBC Mundo

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Viaje y comunicación

Mi sitio

Me gustaría explicar esos asuntos de gramática español aqui que para mi son más importante.

Quiero que tu lo hagas

I want you do it. The Spanish subjunctive mood is usually considered the most difficult verb form for students. Read more


So memorize: me gusta el libro, but me gustan los libros

Haber a y haber de

Aqui puedes encontrar ejemplos con 'haber'. Muy util!

Still (UK)

Uso of 'still' Hay unos usos varios. Mire tambien el uso de seguir de veces.

Acabar de + inf.

Acabas de invitar a muchas muchachas.
You have just invited many girls.
Vosotros acabáis de escribir unas cartas.
Cristina acaba de conversar con mi mamá.
Christina has just spoken with my mom.

¿Por o para?

Aqui puedes practicar con por y para y puedes mirar las diferencias.

Tener que: obligation or necessity

Tengo que comer las verduras. I have to eat the vegetables.

Juan tiene que leer el periódico.
Juan has to read the newspaper.

Ellos tienen que comprar una revista.
They have to buy a magazine.

Hay que: idea of one must do something, softer

Hay que tomar un taxi.
It is necessary to take a taxi.

Hay que estudiar mucho.
One must study a lot.


mi libro
my book

mis books
my books

tu pluma
your pen

tus plumas
your pens

Idiomatic with tener

Hace mucho frío (It's very cold) tener frío
tener calor
tener hambre
tener sed (thirsty)
tener sueño
tener dolor de
tener prisa (in a hurry)
tener miedo a/de + noun
tener miedo a/de + infinitive
tener celos (jealous)
tener confianza
tener cuidado (careful)
tener vergüenza (ashamed)