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Carlos, our host, gives us detailed explanations of a variety of grammatical concepts. His clear and concise manner of speaking makes even the most challenging topics fun and accessible for learners of Spanish.

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Showing 1-21 of 21 Totaling 1 hours 31 minutes

Carlos explica - Acentuación Cap. 1: Conceptos básicos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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As an introduction to our lesson about accentuation, Carlos explains some different ways in which the word "accent" may be used.

Carlos explica - Acentuación Cap. 2: Clasificación por número de sílabas

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In this second part of his lesson about accentuation, Carlos explains to us about monosyllabic, disyllabic, trisyllabic and polysyllabic words.

Carlos explica - Acentuación Cap. 3: La división en sílabas - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos gives us some preliminary rules about how to divide Spanish words into syllables.

Carlos explica - Acentuación Cap. 3: La división en sílabas - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos continues his series on accentuation by teaching us a few more rules regarding accent placement.

Carlos explica - Acentuación Cap. 5: Diptongo, triptongo, hiato

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos explains the four groups into which Spanish words are classified depending upon which of their syllables is accented as well as the rules regarding written accents.

Carlos explica - Acentuación Cap. 4: Clasificación de las palabras según el acento

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In this final part of the videos dedicated to accentuation, Carlos explains diphthongs, triphthongs and hiatuses.

Carlos explica - Tuteo, ustedeo y voseo: Conceptos básicos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos explains to us the three manners of addressing a conversational partner in Spanish: "tú," "usted" and "vos." Although all three of these personal pronouns could be translated as "you," the one that is utilized in a particular context depends upon factors such as the region where one lives as well as one's relationship with the person with whom he or she is speaking.

Carlos explica - Tuteo, ustedeo y voseo: Historia y evolución

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Known as the "tuteo," the "ustedeo" and the "voseo," Carlos explains the historical roots and evolution of these varying ways of saying "you" in different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Factors which affect which form is utilized by a particular person in a particular situation include that person's country of origin as well as the relationship between the speaker and the person to whom he or she is speaking.

Carlos explica - Tuteo, ustedeo y voseo: Ustedes y vosotros

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos explains the forms of address used to address several conversational partners: "vosotros" and "vosotras," which tend to be used in Spain, and "ustedes," which tends to be used in Central and South America.

Carlos explica - Tuteo, ustedeo y voseo: Conjugación

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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Carlos teaches us a trick for conjugating verbs with the "voseo" and challenges us to distinguish verbs in sentences which have been conjugated with the "tuteo," "voseo" and "ustedeo."

Carlos explica - Los Números: Números Cardinales

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos explains to us about cardinal numbers in Spanish, which are used to count and quantify elements.

Carlos explica - Los Números: Números Ordinales

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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Carlos explains to us about ordinal numbers, or those numbers used to express order or succession.

Carlos explica - Geografía y gentilicios

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos teaches us a plethora of Spanish demonyms, or proper nouns used to refer to the natives or inhabitants of certain countries, states or cities.

Carlos explica - Sustantivos colectivos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos speaks to us about the nuances of Spanish collective nouns, which are nouns that refer to a number of beings within a specific category.

Carlos explica - Internet y lenguaje digital: Redes sociales

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos familiarizes us with some Spanish social media lingo, specifically for Facebook and Twitter.

Carlos explica - Internet y lenguaje digital: Vocabulario básico

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Although Spanish often borrows English terms like "e-mail" and "password" to talk about terms related to the internet, Carlos provides us with several more proper Spanish alternatives.

Carlos explica - El modo imperativo Cap. 1: Tú + vos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos teaches us how to conjugate Spanish verbs for commands, also known as the imperative mood, with the informal second person singular pronouns, "tú" and "vos."

Carlos explica - El modo imperativo Cap 2: Irregulares, Usted + plurales

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Carlos teaches us the imperative conjugations of some commonly used verbs with the second person singular pronoun, "tú," as well as the formulas for creating the imperative with pronouns such as "usted," "vosotros" or "vosotras" and "ustedes."

Carlos explica - Diminutivos y Aumentativos Cap 1: Los sufijos

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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To begin his lessons about diminutives and augmentatives, Carlos begins by speaking about suffixes, or endings added to words to alter their meaning.

Carlos explica - Diminutivos y Aumentativos Cap 2: Definiciones generales

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

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Carlos explains how the purpose of diminutive and augmentative suffixes is to express increased or decreased intensity of the word to which they are attached and gives us some common examples in Spanish.

Carlos explica - El pretérito Cap. 1: Perfecto simple o Indefinido

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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The many types of past tense in Spanish can get confusing for English speakers. In this lesson, Carlos focuses on the simple past tense, or preterite, providing us with some excellent examples.

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