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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Querer

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 9, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs

This video lesson covers another irregular verb in the preteritequerer (to want).  Although this verb normally is used as ‘want’ but when used with people, it can carry the idea of ‘love’ or ‘care about’.
Ex:
Yo quiero un sándwich. I want a sandwich.
Yo quiero a mi madre. I love my mother.

In the preterite it will be ‘wanted’ or ‘loved’, but also carries another meaning that we’ll go over in a later video.

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Poder

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 9, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

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.

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – decir

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 5, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers yet another irregular verb in the preterite: decir (to say, tell).  Enjoy!

Feel free to leave questions/comments/suggestions about this video below.

For a summary on the preterite, check out the preterite conjugation sheet! Read more…

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – hacer

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 5, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers yet another verb irregular in the preterite: hacer (to do, make).  Enjoy!

Feel free to leave questions/comments/suggestions about this video below.

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02 Preterite: Irregulars: ir and ser

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 4, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This lesson starts many in the series on irregular verbs in the preteriteIr (to go) and ser (to be) are both conjugated the same way in the preterite.  Watch the video below to learn more!

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or questions about this video below.

For a summary on the preterite, check out the preterite conjugation sheet!

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02 Present: Saber vs. Conocer (to know)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 2, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, present, verbs, year 2

Here’s lesson 3 of this series on Saber vs. Conocer.  Both mean ‘to know’, but each has different uses.  In this lesson you’ll have to use your knowledge of both to figure out the answers in the exercise in the end.

Uses of Saber: information, facts, ‘know how to’

Uses of Conocer: people & pets, places, ‘to be familar with’

 

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02 Present: saber (to know)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 2, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, present, verbs, year 2

This lesson is part two in a series on two different verbs that BOTH translate to ‘to know’  (saber & conocer).

Now in this particular lesson, we’ll be going over saber, which is used for information, facts, and ‘how to‘.

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02 Present: Conocer (to know)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 1, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, present, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers verb conocer in the present tense.  Conocer is one of two verbs tha translate as  ‘to know’ in English. We use conocer with people & pets, places and when we are ‘familiar with’ something.

This will be video 1 of 3 videos in the series.  Enjoy!

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02 Neutral Demonstratives

Posted by Señor Jordan on Dec 30, 2008 in culture, grammar, year 2

This lesson is the last lesson (for now) on the demonstratives.  Those again are:
este / esta – this
estos / estas – these
ese / esa – that
esos / esas– those
aquel / aquella – that (far)
aquellos / aquellas – those (far)

Now, since these all deal with gender… which would you use when you didn’t know the object (much less the gender) of something that you’re talking about?  For that reason we have neutral demonstratives which take the place of the general ‘this’ or ‘that’.

Let me know if you have any questions/comments/suggestions about this video lesson!

Also, this lesson mentions a Mexican television program.  For more on Chavo del Ocho, you might check this out.  To watch some clips, try this. Read more…

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02 Demonstrative Pronouns

Posted by Señor Jordan on Dec 30, 2008 in grammar, year 2

This video lesson is a continuation on the demonstrative lessons.  Now, so far we’ve gone over the demonstrative adjectives:
este / esta – this
estos / estas – these
ese / esa – that
esos / esas– those
aquel / aquella – that (far)
aquellos / aquellas – those (far)

Those go before nouns to modify them. If only there were a way to get rid of the noun…[strokes chin]. Oh wait there is!

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