Learn how to talk about “obligation” in Spanish – telling someone what to do! We look at two ways of doing this, exploring the constructions “tener que” and “hay que”.

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Rob: Spanish from scratch, episode 13, “tener que”, “hay que”, and using verbs with infinitives. Hola Lis, ¿que tal?

Lis: Hola Rob, ¿cómo estás?

Rob: Muy bien, muy bien gracias, como siempre.

Lis: ¿Disfrutando el verano?

Rob: Disfrutando el verano – enjoying the summer? Sí, claro que sí. 00:30 Está haciendo sol.

Lis: Así es.

Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Hi, I wanted to ask when do you know when you have to put for example the lo after verlo, for hay que verlo or tu tienes que irte?. When do you put the little ending on and when do you not and how do you know when it is for example irme instead of irte or just ir?

Hi Enno
These little words (object pronouns) can be tagged on to the infinitive form of the verb. You can find out more here: https://spanishobsessed.com/grammar/spanish-pronouns/direct-object-pronouns/

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