Liz and Rob show you the rest of the conjugations of the present tense for all three types of verb, and practise asking questions using those verbs.

Transcript

Rob: Hola a todos, and welcome to episode five of our Spanish from Scratch series. If you’ve been with us so far, you’ll know a few ways of meeting and greeting people in Spanish and how to order in a cafe like a native, as well as a few people basic conjugations and combinations of phrases to express all manner of questions. Today, we’ll look at the rest of the conjugations for the simple present, which is what we started in the last podcast. And we’ll also meet some new 00:30 verbs which, while probably being the most common verbs, actually have a slightly different conjugation to what we’re used to. So anyway, to start with, can you remember what the following phrases mean? Lis is going to say them in her perfect Colombian Spanish and we’ll give you a few moments to try and guess what the phrase means in English before we tell you. Ok Lis, take it away.

Lis: 1:00 ¿Qué más?

Rob: ¿Qué más? is a really useful, cool way of saying “how are you”. Right, that’s what all the kids say in Colombia.

Lis: Yeah, like “hello”

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  • Matt Routley

    When Liz asked why Pedro spoke English she used ‘habla’ and not ‘hablas’. Do you use the formal version when referring to someone by name? Thanks, Matt

    • spanishobsessed

      Hola Matt!
      “Pedro” is the “3rd person singular”, ie, “he” – Lis isn’t talking to Pedro, but about him. “He” and “she”, el y ella, both take the form “habla”.

      Gracias
      Rob

      • Matt Routley

        Of course! Muchas gracias Rob