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-aba = he was 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.