Entries by chris bartlett

Pretérito perfecto simple

How to form the Pretérito perfecto simple in Spanish. Alongside the Present tense (Presente de indicativo), this is one of the first Spanish tenses that you’ll need to get to grips with. The Pretérito perfecto simple is often just called the ‘Pretérito’ and usually corresponds to the English Past Simple ( I went, I saw…) As with the […]

The Spanish Future Tense

How to form the future Tense (el futuro) in Spanish. Want to talk about the future in Spanish? Then you’ll need this tense. It’s an easy one, you’ll be pleased to know! In fact, here at Hablarama we think that the future tense should be one of the first four tenses which you learn in Spanish. […]

Pretérito perfecto compuesto

How to form the Pretérito perfecto compuesto in Spanish. This tense is one of the most common in Spanish and corresponds to the English Present Perfect. Alongside the Present tense (presente de indicativo), this is one of the first Spanish tenses that you will need to get to grips with. We have included audio files with […]

The Spanish Present Tense

How to form the Spanish present tense (Presente de indicativo). In this grammar class we’re going to show you how to form the present tense of the three major Spanish verb groups, as well as some common irregular verbs. If you’re confused about AR, ER and IR verbs then check out our class here (coming […]


Spanish Quotes 2

Welcome to the second in our series on inspirational Spanish quotes. If you’re studying Spanish, you’ll know that learning new vocabulary can be a big pain in the butt bit of a chore. It’s never a good idea to try to learn long lists of words, and it’s generally difficult to learn vocabulary without a surrounding […]

Los Youtubers, Spanish-speaking video bloggers

When you’re learning a language it’s absolutely essential that you have as much contact with it as possible. That’s where Passive Learning comes in. In a nutshell, Passive Learning means sitting on the sofa (or standing in a subway train) and watching films, listening to music, reading the latest celebrity news etc, etc. And it […]

Native Spanish speakers: Video 4

What do the Spanish think of Brexit? In fact, have they even heard of it? This is the fourth, and final, video in the series which we shot in Pontevedra and Vigo, two medium-sized cities in the comunidad autónoma of Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. In the previous video we asked 4 young Spaniards what […]