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01063 Present Tense – Jugar (to play)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jun 29, 2012 in -AR, conjugation, grammar, stem-changers, verbs, vocabulary, year 1 |

Hola.  In this lesson, we’ll be talking about the verb jugar  (to play) and review some activities from the previous lesson.


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 actividades (activities):
el ajedrez – chess
el básquetbol – basketball
el béisbol – baseball
el fútbol – soccer
el fútbol americano – [american] football
el golf – golf
el tenis – tennis
el voleibol – volleyball
las cartas – cards
las damas – checkers
los videojuegos – video games

– yellow
a menudo – often
bien – well
las horas – hours
de vez en cuando – from time to time
diferente – different
¿dónde? – where?
el hermano – brother
el parque – park
el piso – floor (story on building)
en – in, on, at
la casa – house
la escuela – the school
los deportes – sports
mucho – a lot
por – for [duration]
querer – to want
++    quiere – s/he wants
¿Quién? / ¿Quiénes? – who?
su – his
todos los días – every day
una vez a la semana – once a week
vivir – to live
++   vive – s/he lives

Related videos: 

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Jul 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Great! Muchas gracias!

Jun 10, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Why not have “al” before videojuegas?

Jan 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Just a quick question:
In the sentence, “I don’t play baseball often” you translated it as “No juego al beisbol a menudo”. Why do you use ‘al’ before beisbol? I do not see the word ‘the’ before baseball in the question.

Señor Jordan
Jan 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm

In Spain, you must use the following formula:
jugar + a + (activity/sport/game)

It is generally accepted to be the correct way.
And it is “al béisbol” instead of “el béisbol” because “a + el” becomes “al”.

In Latin America you can leave out the “a” or you can use it. But in that case people will leave out the “el,la,los,las” before the activities/games/sports.

Lucy Clark
Sep 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

I love your shirts!!!
Your videos are super helpful, we do them for homework in 6th grade Spanish! Thank you!



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