Useful Grammar Articles

Advanced articles that go over many different expressions that you will commonly hear and can use to sound more native.

Level AchievementScore Lesson Feedback  
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Por culpa de/gracias a = because of/thanks to in Spanish
C1 : Advanced   Using lo de que / lo de to refer to something already mentioned
B1 : Intermediate   Using volver a + [infinitive] to express repetition of an action in Spanish (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   Using poner/poner(se) + a + infinitive = to start to carry out an action (perífrasis verbal)
B1 : Intermediate   Spanish Había vs Hubo (Imperfect vs Preterite)
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Quedarse + [gerund] = to do something continuously in Spanish (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   Using el de/la de/los de/las de to specify what/who you are talking about
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Using convertirse en / ponerse / hacerse / quedarse to express "to become" (Spanish verbs of change)
B1 : Intermediate   Using the Spanish verb "tardar" = to take time
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Using Qué poco/s + verb/noun to express surprise about a small quantity or infrequency
B1 : Intermediate   Using Cuánto + noun in exclamations about quantities in Spanish
B1 : Intermediate   Spanish verbs Quedar, Quedarse and Quedarle (Different meanings of verb quedar)
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Spanish modal verb Deber versus Deber de (obligation and assumption)
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Using Hacía + length of time + que + the Spanish imperfect tense to express duration in the past
B1 : Intermediate   Using "menos" to say except in Spanish
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Using Spanish verb volverse to express to become/to turn (verbs of change)
C1 : Advanced   Using tener + past participle to express the completion of an action (perífrasis verbal)
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Cuanto/mientras más/cuanto menos... for The more/The less... in Spanish
B1 : Intermediate   Using llevar + present participle to express duration of an action in Spanish (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   Using con lo que + indicative for despite
C1 : Advanced   Using ser or no ser + mucho de/ muy de/ tanto de/ más de + infinitive
B1 : Intermediate   Exclamatory sentence in Spanish: qué + noun + más/tan + adjective
C1 : Advanced   Using ¿a que...? to seek confirmation / threaten / predict
C1 : Advanced   Using llevar + past participle to express the completion of an action so far (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   Tal como/cual = Just as... (subordinate manner clauses)
C1 : Advanced   Estar para + infinitive to say someone/something is ready for something
C1 : Advanced   Repetition of a word to give emphasis in Spanish
C1 : Advanced   Tocar + infinitive for "it is time for someone to do something" (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   How to say to remind someone of something with the verb recordar
C1 : Advanced   A + [time] + de + infinitive for within + [time] of + gerund in Spanish
B2 : Upper Intermediate   How to say I can't wait/I can't wait to do something in Spanish with no ver la hora
C1 : Advanced   Por mucho / más / muy que for no matter how much
C1 : Advanced   Using ser fácil/difícil + infinitive vs ser fácil/difícil de + infinitive
C1 : Advanced   Using preposition "a" to indicate how/in which style something is done
C1 : Advanced   Si + Imperfect subjunctive for "if only/I wish"
C1 : Advanced   Darle a alguien por [hacer] algo = to take up something/to feel like doing something (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   A tan solo + [length of time] + de for just [some time] before
C1 : Advanced   El/la/los/las + noun + que + verb to indicate quantity/intensity (exclamations)
C1 : Advanced   La de + noun + que + verb to intensify
C1 : Advanced   Using the simple future and the perfect future to express surprise or rejection
C1 : Advanced   Lo que + verb + subject for emphasis
B2 : Upper Intermediate   How to say to have something done in Spanish - mainly beauty and body contexts
C1 : Advanced   Using the imperative of mirar/oír with specific meanings -irony, attention, supposition
C1 : Advanced   Using hacer/mandar + infinitive in Spanish for "to have something done"
C1 : Advanced   How to say to have something done with a sentence using the verb in the 3rd person plural
C1 : Advanced   Using Cómo/dónde/quién/qué + ir a + infinitive to state the obvious/impossible
C1 : Advanced   Using "anda, anda que, anda que no" for surprise, encouragement, emphasis (interjections)
C1 : Advanced   Using Qué + noun/adjective/adverb + que + subjunctive to express feelings
C1 : Advanced   Using Spanish verb venir a + infinitive to indicate approximation/end of a process (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   Using "como si" + the imperfect subjunctive for an ironic reproach
C1 : Advanced   Using the Spanish gerund as a command
C1 : Advanced   Using ir por to express what point/stage someone has reached
C1 : Advanced   Using dar algo por + past participle/adjective
B1 : Intermediate   How to say to lend/to borrow in Spanish with prestar/pedir prestado
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Spanish verbs Decir vs Contar (to tell)
A2 : Lower Intermediate   Spanish verbs Traer vs Llevar (to take/to bring)
B1 : Intermediate   Expressing the beginning and end of a period or space in Spanish
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Using por poco/casi/un poco más y + present tense for nearly/almost in Spanish
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Spanish verb "faltar": different meanings
A2 : Lower Intermediate   Talking about measurements and distances in Spanish
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Using dársele bien/mal algo to say you are good/bad at something/doing something
C1 : Advanced   Spanish verb Pensar + infinitive to express intention
C1 : Advanced   Using "como si" in Spanish with indicative to express indifference
C1 : Advanced   El/la/los/las + muy + adjective
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Spanish verbs Perder/perderse (pronominal verbs)
B1 : Intermediate   Using por qué no/y si/ qué tal si for suggestions in Spanish
C1 : Advanced   Using "y eso que" in Spanish for despite/even though
B2 : Upper Intermediate   Spanish verb sobrar: different meanings
C1 : Advanced   Using Spanish verb verse + past participle (perífrasis verbal)
C1 : Advanced   Using ir + present participle to emphasise the progression of an action (perífrasis verbal)
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