Spanish Grammar

Our free Spanish grammar lessons make learning Spanish grammar rules a breeze. Whether you are a Spanish language beginner or honing your advanced skills, we can help you master the basics and the finer points in no time.

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.

Get started with these Spanish grammar lessons

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.
 

Talking about what you like, the verb Gustar

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.

Using Sino in Spanish

You may already know that the word pero, means but. (This is not to be confused with the word perro, which means dog!) What you may not know is that there is another word for but in Spanish that has a slightly different meaning: sino!!

The Spanish adverbs

Examples of Spanish adverbs include rápidamente (quickly), lentamente (slowly), suavemente (softly), et cetera. These words describe how an action is taking place and may refer to a variety of characteristics.

Using Spanish comparatives and superlatives

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.

Spanish conjunctions: Joining words

To create complex Spanish sentences, you need to be able to use the Spanish conjunctions. These are words that join two parts of a sentence together. Check this Spanish grammar lesson out for lots of audio examples.

Definite and Indefinite articles 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!

Indefinite Spanish words

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.

All about using infinitives in Spanish

By now you're used to using infinitives (the form of a verb that ends in –AR, -ER, or –IR) in a variety of ways. However, did you realize that an infinitive can be used as a subject or the object of a preposition? Find out more about Spanish infinitives here.

Knowing how Spanish nouns work is important!

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!

Using Either, Or, Neither and Nor in Spanish

When you wish to ask someone whether they want this thing or another or neither one, you will need to understand how to use the expressions o … o (either … or) and ni … ni (neither … nor). Check this lesson out for more info.

The verbs Tener, Saber and Conocer in the Imperfect

There are words that change their meaning when put into the preterite tense from the present. These words change BACK to their original meaning when put in the imperfect. Find out more here.

Using Estar to express feeling

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 more Spanish grammar on particular topics, check these lessons out!

All about Spanish verbs

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!

Understand the Spanish tenses

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!

Know how to use Spanish prepositions

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 how to use Spanish pronouns

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!

Discover Spanish adjectives

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!

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