It's true that most folks learning to speak a foreign language don't look forward to the grammar rules, but the better you understand how the language works, the more you can talk, read and write about!
Spanish grammar is nothing to be afraid of--in fact it can be the fastest way to learn the language, and teaches you things that you would struggle to work out if you relied on immersion and survival phrases alone.
We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to find the answers to your Spanish grammar questions: if you know what you're looking for you should find it in the tables below, and if you're a Spanish language beginner you can work your way through our free step-by-step tutorials, starting with the basics.
Gustar is one of the most common verbs in Spanish, because it enables you to express what you like and don’t like. Check this lesson out for more on verbs like this that don't have a direct English equivalent.
Examples of Spanish adverbs include rápidamente (quickly), lentamente (slowly), suavemente (softly). These words describe how an action is taking place and may refer to a variety of characteristics.
You should already be familiar with the concept of good, better, and best. When you’re talking about one thing, it’s good. When you’re comparing it to something else, it’s better. When you say that it is better than anything else, it’s the best.
If you understand this, you already know what a Spanish comparative and a superlative are. Find out how these are used in Spanish.
Like English, Spanish has definite and indefinite articles. However, Spanish speakers must suit the form of the article to the gender of the noun it precedes. Remember el hombre and la mujer? Find out more here!
Sometimes you don’t exactly know what you want to refer to. It could be something, or someone, or anyone, for that matter. These sorts of words are indefinite words. Spanish has them just as English does. Learn more about the indefinite Spanish words here.
The first thing that you must learn about Spanish is that all nouns also have a gender. In other words, all objects and living things are either masculine or feminine. This is a key part of Spanish. This lesson breaks down Spanish nouns for you!
The verb Estar is one of the most useful verbs in Spanish, as it not only describes location but also physical, mental, and emotional states or feelings. Have a detailed look at Estar in this lesson.
For most beginning students of Spanish, one of the hardest things is understanding Spanish verbs. That's because verbs in Spanish act differently from verbs in English. There are many Spanish verbs (like ser and estar) that convey distinctions in meanings that don't exist in English!
This series of lessons is all about the Spanish tenses. Find out about the major tenses used in Spanish and the patterns and conjugations that verbs make in each tense. All of the lessons on tenses have audio with voice recognition, so make sure you practice your pronunciation at the same time!
This lot of lessons is all about Spanish prepositions. Spanish prepositions are a set of connectors (like para, de or con) that show a relationship between a verb, noun or adjective and a following noun phrase, noun, or pronoun (called the object of the preposition).
Learn all about Spanish pronouns with these lessons. Spanish pronouns work differently than English pronouns in some ways. You will be a master of Spanish pronouns after these lessons!
This final series of lessons is all about Spanish adjectives. Adjectives are great for making your conversations more descriptive. You will be a master of Spanish adjectives after these lessons!
Let's take a look at the Spanish consonants. There are a few consonants that pose problems for English speakers which include b, v, ñ, rr,and ll. In English, the letters b and v are clearly differentiated. They’re not so clear in Spanish. Ask a native Spanish speaker to say the English word very and he may well end up saying berry. Let's check it out!
Understanding where to put the emphasis in a word can be as difficult as sounding out the word itself. Fortunately, Spanish makes it easy for you. When a word is stressed on an irregular syllable, an accent mark will appear above the stressed vowel. Click here for the lesson on the Spanish Accents.
Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish