to Vol. 58 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 recipe of the week is for cactus salsa (sounds scary to me, but Sandrita swears by it!) This week we expand on the object pronouns lesson from the last newsletter, and look at personal pronouns.
Pronouns are little words used to identify the “who to ”of a sen-
tence. These words can be before the verb,or tacked on to the
end of an infinitive.
quiere invitarme = he wants to invite me
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In order to be more specific,Spanish often repeats who the action is being done to twice in sentence.
Juan nos llama a nosotros...................Juan calls us
Ellos le dicen a María......................... they tell María
María les habla a ustedes....................María speaks to you all
Me llamaron a mí................................ they called me
Quiz: Personal Pronouns
Travel Spot of the Week
Did you know that this colonial city was once the 3rd most important Spanish colony? Antigua was the nation's capital from 1543 until 1776. After a devastating earthquake the capital was moved 28 miles to the east to the present site of Guatemala City. Antigua is among the most beautiful and well preserved cities in all of the Americas. Set amid three volcanoes - Agua, Fuego and Acatenango - its superb yet sturdy colonial buildings have weathered 16 earthquakes and numerous floods and fires. For historical information, click here. For a travelogue with photos of their well known Semana Santa celebrations, click here.
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