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5 Useful Spanish Phrases when on Holiday

In our previous blog we shared some important vocabulary when travelling. However, now here are 5 useful phrases when you go on holiday:

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Spanish Verb - Conducir

Conducir means to drive, to conduct or to lead and is an important verb for a beginners to know because it has tricky spelling changes. It is also a verb that is useful in numerous everyday expressions and situations. 

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Infinitives in Spanish

The infinitive is the most basic form of the verb and is generally considered to be a mood which does not refer to a particular person, number or tense. In Spanish, infinitives always end in 'ar' (e.g. hablar) er (e.g. comer) or 'ir' (e.g. vivir). In English, an infinitive is recognised by the preposition 'to' in front of the verb - 'to speak' 'to eat' or 'to live'.

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Using SER and ESTAR in Spanish

In Spanish there are two ways to say 'to be.' They are the verbs SER and ESTAR. Our previous blog shows the differences between the two, and when to use them.

But today we see how using SER and ESTAR with certain words, changes the meaning of the sentence!

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