“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Teresa
And it’s with these beatiful words from Mother Teresa that we welcome you to level 4 where you will find exactly the tools to master what we covered in level 3.
Preterite and Imperfect are a beautiful, powerful and distinctive part of Spanish but for the same reason they require a lot of practice to see through their differences and nuances.
By giving you one more past tense in this level Present Perfect, those differenes between the two will become more obvious, easy to remember and as a result everything will make much more sense.
You will be jumping with ease from one to the other as your speech requires. Expect a lot of talking and writing in this level!
Legends: Reviewing simple past/preterite and imperfect.
Reading, writing, telling and sharing legends we know form part of our culture.
To express things we are yet to complete, things we are waiting to happen or things we have repeated several times in tha past but we might keep repeating!
Talking about how romantic we are, and how good of a friend we consider ourselves.
Uses of Hace and Desde.
Greeting and talking to old friends you haven’t been in contact with for a long time
Talking about ongoing activities that started in the past and specifying when those things started in a particular point in time.
Habits and character description. How often do you…?
Describing situations happening at the moment of speaking. Choosing between Imperfert and past progressive narrating stories/anecdotes with a proper use of the three main past tenses used in Spanish plus the gerund.
ESTAR + PAST PARTICIPLE of verbs (a form of passive voice)
To tell the current state of things.