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Prepositions – time and place

August 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

This month it’s the turn of prepositions – yet another member of that large family of words.  As usual it is quite clear what these are by their name.  They are [...]

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Adverbs of Manner

July 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

This month we are going to look at how to say ‘–ly’ in Spanish, as in ‘happy – happily’, ‘quiet – quietly’, ‘fortunate – fortunately’ and so on. When we add [...]

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Conjunctions – and, but, or etc.

June 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

Conjunctions – and, but, or etc. After the minor complications of the last few articles, I have decided to return to something much more straightforward to give all our brains a [...]

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Direct Object Pronouns – examples

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

Well I’m quite pleased with myself because I’ve managed to explain to my own satisfaction the meaning and use of the direct object pronoun in Spanish, which is no small task. [...]

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Direct Object Pronouns – use of ‘le’ and ‘les’

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

At present we are looking at an area of Spanish language which is basic, but at the same time rather fiddly. It is one of those areas where we really do [...]

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Direct Object Pronouns continued

March 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

We are moving forward with our explanation of Direct Object Pronouns, so let’s take as our starting point the sentence we looked at last month: El niño lee el libro. The [...]

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Direct Object Pronouns

February 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

Quite a few months ago I wrote a couple of articles about Direct Object Pronouns, using as examples the words ‘lo’, ‘la’, ‘los’ and ‘las’ meaning ‘it’ and ‘them’.  We saw [...]

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Disjunctive Pronouns

January 1st, 2019|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

We are now going to look at some things called Disjunctive Pronouns.  I know the name sounds rather like an eye infection, but please stay with me for a while.  Grammar [...]

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Ningún, Ninguno, Ninguna

December 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

Ningún, Ninguno, Ninguna Despite the joys of living in sunny Spain we are still learning about being negative in Spanish.  Last month we looked at ‘never’, ‘no-one and ‘nothing’, with [...]

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