How Iโ€™m Learning Past Tense Verbs in Spanish


ยกHola, amigos!!

I’m actually excited to get to the more challenging + complex level of learning Spanish. Learning the conjugations of “estar” and “ser”, or how to say the names of different animals, is all in the past ๐Ÿ˜‹

I am feeling very determined to become fluent in Spanish. It was a dream of mine before I ever met my husband, Pipe – and I’m finally starting to feel like it can actually become a reality.

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So I’ve come to start learning verbs in their past tense forms ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Basically, a whole other chart to memorize… I first started learning about this form of conjugation on my Duolingo app. However, the app doesn’t explain conjugation. So I decided to look up some commonly used verbs that I can memorize in the past tense conjugations.

I found this website that has such a GREAT chart that shows you how to conjugate verbs ending in -ar, -er, and -ir.

1. MEMORIZE. The very first thing I did with these new words is I re-wrote them by hand in English and in Spanish so that I could begin to memorize the meanings.

2. FLASHCARDS TO LEARN CONJUGATION. I took those words and made flash cards that I could study. Once you learn the endings of the regular verbs it gets a lot easier. You can just apply the same principle to all the words that end the same.

3. PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Once I finish memorizing the vocab, I’ll move on to the practice questions they provide on that web site ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ Here are some more practice sites that I found!

4. READ A BOOK IN SPANISH. Another great way that I’ve been learning my past-tense verbs is through reading. I went online and typed in “4th grade reading list”. I took that list and searched for the titles in Spanish. I try to read a chapter a night, using my dictionary to understand any difficult words!

5. WRITE A SHORT STORY. Once I finish the practice sheets and feel pretty good about my memorization, I want to write a short story using all the verbs I’ve learned. An even better option would be to make up a sentence and say the sentence to a Spanish speaker. Try and have a conversation.

Now what’s really gonna be tough is when I get to the irregular verbs ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Besides the flash cards, practice questions, and the duolingo app, I’m just talking a lot with my husband, his family, and our friends! Talking is definitely the best strategy for learning a new language.

What are your strategies for learning another language? Share them in the comments!

โค๏ธ Hannah

My Spanish Christmas Music Playlist 2017 | TheTribinTribe

Feliz Navidad everybody! ๐ŸŽ„

December is here and I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to listen to Christmas music non-stop without being judged ๐Ÿ˜‹ Spanish Christmas music, that is!!! Follow my Spotify playlist to listen to all the music in one place, or check out the list below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ


1.ย Feliz Navidad by Josรฉ Feliciano

2.ย Mi Burrito Sabanero by Juanes

3. Blanca Navidad by Luis Miguel

4. Es Navidad by Marcos Witt

5. Noche de Paz

6. Alegre Vengรณ

7. Al Mundo Paz

8. El Niรฑo del Tambor

9. Hoy Que es Navidad

10. Navidad, Navidad (Jingle Bells)

We want to give a big shout out to Lexie + David from Two Rivers Photos – they took our Christmas photos this year! โ„๏ธ You should definitely check them out ๐Ÿ˜ธ

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Enjoy learning from these Spanish Christmas songs ((:




Hannah +Pipe