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Hints for Verbs

Hints for Verbs

 

The Spanish language has three moods like English:

1.The Indicative Mood is like a newspaper reporter stating facts.

example- Mary jumped out the window.

2.The Imperative Mood is a command.

Mary, jump out the window. Subject is you understood.

3.The Subjunctive Mood  lets the reader know how he feels -about Mary jumping out the window.

I'm sad that Mary jumped out the window.

 

To learn the language- the student must memorize the three - four first letters of each verb and more than one meaning each verb has.

The mood, the tense, the person, and the number are determined by the last letters of the verb.

hablar- to talk, to speak

habl-o = I speak

habl-ó = he spoke

habl-a =he speaks

 

habl-e= speak

 

habl-aba = he was speaking

 

habl-ando= speaking

 

habl-ará = he will speak

 

habl-aría = he would speak

 

habl-ara = he speaks

 

ha habl-ado = he has spoken

 

había habl-ado = he had spoken

 

habrá habl-ado = he will have spoken

 

By recognizing the first 3-4 letters of the verb, the student can of comprehend the verb.