to Vol. 49 of the Spanish Online Newsletter! Part of the Spanish Learning Blog - your weekly lessons with mp3 files, as well as links to Spanish travel spots and more. Our lesson this week deals with past participles. I know many of you are busy with summertime activities and don't have time for these Spanish lessons....if so don't worry, they will be here when you return from your vacations :) If you miss a few weeks you can just catch up later with the archives online - or email me to get copies of back newsletters. ¡Que sus viajes del verano sean divertidos y sin problemas!
Descriptions: Estar + Past Participle
Estar + past participle is used to describe the state of things, or how
things seem right at the moment (but not necessarily permanently).
The past participles follow the patterns below, and change with the
gender/number of the noun they refer to. For example, la puerta está cerrada = the door is closed. Los perros están perdidos = the dogs are lost (do you spot the patterns?)
Past participles are also used in the same way “ED” and “EN” endings
are used with English words. The helper verb “haber” is used.
ha comido - has eaten
ha vivido - has lived
he hablado - (I) have spoken
he jugado - (I) have played
ha hecho - has done
has vuelto - (you) have returned
han dicho - have said
hemos escrito - (we) have written
Click to hear mp3
Spanish Past Participles
Quiz: Past Participles
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