Category: Spanish Language

DELE Exams – November 22nd

EIDE, accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and member of Fedele, prepares the students and holds the DELE exams in the school. Next exams will be held on  Friday, November 22nd 2013 – Registration shoud be done before October 18th.
DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) are official Diplomas in Spanish Languages that certify the level of Spanish of the student. They are held by t…

Grammatical Gender in Spanish Language

In Spanish, as in most Indo-European languages except English, gender is a purely arbitrary feature of with nouns. Those concepts representing animate beings tend to have natural sex, although this is not the case in many names of animals, where the feminine is often used to refer to both sexes: mosca (fly), araña (spider), culebra (snake), pantera (panther), ballena (whale), cebra (zebra),…

Simple Past Tenses in Spanish Language: “Pretérito Indefinido” and “Pretérito Imperfecto”

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Two of the most common verb tenses to refer to the past in Spanish (though not the only ones) is the Past Perfect Simple and the Imperfect Past. Both serve the same purpose to recount past actions, with little connection to the present:
The Present Perfect Simple, often featuring irregular forms (“yo fui”,” tú hiciste”…) is often preferred for specific actions, the inchoate and perfectiv…

Simple Past and Present Perfect in Spanish Language

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In the Manuel Seco´s Spanish dictionary “Diccionario de dudas y dificultades de la lengua española” we can find the following descriptions of these two verbal tenses.

Simple Past (canté /I sang): We use this tense to express a past action that has ended at a specific time in the past.

Present Perfect (he cantado /I have sung): We use this tense to express an action happened at an…