Hablarama’s Spanish Grammar Guide

While we at Hablarama very much favour natural, practical methods of learning languages, sometimes a little bit of grammar can go a long way!

Spanish is based on Latin, and those Romans were real sticklers for grammar rules.  As a result, Spanish is a very logical language with far few irregularities than we find in our own mongrel tongue.

Spanish tenses

In this section on Spanish grammar, our main focus in on the Spanish tenses. We look at the most used tenses and show you how both regular and irregular verbs are conjugated.  We also talk about how each tense is used and point out the similarites – and differences – with English.

Audio files

As always in Hablarama, audio files are provided and feature a variety of native Spanish speakers.

 

simple past tense in Spanish

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…
Spanish future tense in Spanish

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…

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…
present tense in Spanish

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…