¿Qué hora es? – Telling time with “menos”
In this video, we’ll be learning how to answer the question ¿Qué hora es? using menos. It’s an alternative way to talk about when the time is half passed the hour in some Spanish-speaking countries. Make sure to review your numbers 1-59 if you’re a little shaky on them!
Direct Objects (lo, la, los, las)
This video lesson covers complementos directos (direct objects). In Spanish we have to be a little more careful with direct objects than in English because we have to take both ‘gender’ and ‘plurality’ into account. Oh right, and we put them in a different place in the sentence.
Direct Objects song! (Lo, La, Los, Las)
Here’s a song to help you with understanding how to use the direct objects (lo, la, los, las) quickly and easily!
Preterite: Irregulars: ir and ser
This lesson starts many in the series on irregular verbs in the preterite. Ir (to go) and ser (to be) are both conjugated the same way in the preterite.
Preterite – Irregulars – Poder
This video covers another irregular verb in the preterite: poder (to be able, can). This verb is most popular with my students in such present tense phrases as ‘¿Puedo ir al baño?‘ (Can I go to the bathroom?) o ‘¿Puedo ir a la fuente de agua?‘ (Can I go to the water fountain?). But of course those aren’t really useful in this video since we’re going over the preterite (a past tense) of poder.
Preterite – Irregulars – Estar
This video lesson covers another irregular verb in the preterite: estar (to be). The verb estar is one of two verbs (if you remember) that means ‘to be’. Estar is used for emotions, locations, and the progressive (-ing).
Direct Objects (parte 3): attaching Direct Objects
In this video lesson we’ll be talking about Direct Objects (me, te, lo, la, nos, los, las) again. It turns out that not only can they go before the verb phrase, but we can also put them in different places sometimes.
Affirmative Tú Commands
Here’s a lesson to help you with affirmative tú commands. We use these when we want to tell someone we are comfortable with to do something. The formula in this video will be useful for most verbs in Spanish. There are some that are irregular though, which we’ll talk about in the next video.
Negative tú commands
In this video lesson, we’ll be talking about negative tú commands. I would love to tell you that these are just like affirmative tú commands except for with a no before. But I would be lying.