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Spanish teacher Carolina Graterol has a knack not only for explaining the intricacies of Spanish grammar, but also for pointing out those errors she notes most commonly among learners of Spanish. A favorite among Yabla subscribers of all levels, Carolina’s clear and concise manner of speaking makes learning even tough grammatical concepts both accessible and enjoyable for her students and keeps them coming back for more.

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Lecciones con Carolina - Apocopación de los adjetivos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina teaches about the apocopation, or shortening, of a small group of masculine singular adjectives in Spanish.

Lecciones con Carolina - Verbos reflexivos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Having noticed a lot of confusion among her students regarding the usage and meaning of reflexive verbs and pronouns, Venezuelan Spanish teacher, Carolina Graterol, clarifies these topics with some useful examples.

Lecciones con Carolina - Verbo - dar

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina gives us an in depth explanation of the verb "dar" (to give) in various contexts and sentences.

Lecciones con Carolina - Pedir, preguntar, y ordenar

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Venezuela

Teacher Carolina shares this lesson to help us differentiate between three Spanish verbs that have a very similar meaning.

Lecciones con Carolina - Saber y conocer

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina teaches us the difference between the Spanish verbs "saber" and "conocer" [to know], which are similar but not interchangeable and used in different contexts.

Lecciones con Carolina - Mirar, ver, y buscar

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina, a Venezuelan Spanish teacher, teaches us the difference between the Spanish verbs, "mirar" (to look at/watch), "ver" (to see) and "buscar" (to look for) and gives us examples of sentences in which they might be found.

Lecciones con Carolina - Haber vs. A Ver /Si vs. Sí

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Because the Spanish words/expressions "haber" and "a ver" and "si" and "sí" sound exactly the same, their very different meanings are often confused. Spanish teacher Carolina enlightens us as to their differences.

Lecciones con Carolina - Esta noche vs anoche

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina teaches us how to correctly express "tonight" (esta noche) and "last night" (anoche) in Spanish and cautions us against some commonly used but erroneous expressions for these concepts.

Lecciones con Carolina - Conjunciones copulativas

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina teaches us about a few copulative conjunctions in Spanish and gives us examples.

Lecciones con Carolina - Conjunciones disyuntivas

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina teaches us about disjunctive and copulative conjunctions- ways to express "or" and "or else"- in Spanish.

Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains some common errors she has noticed among her students in order to preclude us from making them ourselves.

Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina shares with us more common mistakes made by students learning Spanish.

Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains the particular contexts in which one should use either "personaje" or "carácter" as a translation for the English word, "character," the difference between the Spanish words "de" and "dé," and, some different ways of expressing the date in Spanish depending upon the situation.

Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains when to use the Spanish verb "deber" vs. "deber de" as well as the difference between the oft confused "demás" and "de más."

Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains cases in which Spanish students tend to confuse when to use the Spanish forms of "to be," "ser" y "estar," as well as the difference between the prepositions "a" and "de" with respect to verbs of movement.

Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Although the majority of masculine nouns in Spanish end in "o" while the feminine ones end in "a," Carolina explains some exceptions to these rules, which tend to confuse Spanish students.

Lecciones con Carolina - Errores comunes - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina points out some common pluralization errors among Spanish students as well as a case in which many of them attempt to translate literally from English.

Lecciones con Carolina - Participios regulares

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

A participle is a personal form of a verb in which the verb becomes an adjective without totally losing its verb characteristics or nature. Carolina explains more about them.

Lecciones con Carolina - Participios irregulares

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

In contrast with regular participles, irregular participles are those whose endings don't follow a specific pattern. Carolina explains more.

Lecciones con Carolina - Dobles participios

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina concludes her lessons on participles by discussing double participles, which are those that have two different accepted conjugations.

Lecciones con Carolina - Participios - Ejemplos de uso

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains some common mistakes her students make when forming certain verb participles.

Lecciones con Carolina - Adjetivos - Descripción de personas - Físico

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Venezuela

Carolina teaches us various contrasting adjectives to help us to describe people's physical appearances.

Lecciones con Carolina - Adjetivos - Descripción de personas - Carácter y personalidad

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina teaches us some contrasting Spanish adjectives to describe people's moods and personalities.

Lecciones con Carolina - Adjetivos demostrativos

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

There are three types of demonstrative adjectives depending upon the distance that exists between the object or objects that they qualify in relation to the person who speaks. Carolina explains further.

Lecciones con Carolina - El gerundio - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains to us about the gerund, the form of a verb which expresses an action in progress.

Lecciones con Carolina - El gerundio - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains about the gerund verb form in Spanish and some mistakes that native English speakers commonly make when employing it.

Lecciones con Carolina - La voz pasiva - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Carolina gives us an introduction to the passive voice in Spanish.

Lecciones con Carolina - La voz pasiva - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Carolina teaches us how to transform sentences from the active to the passive voice in Spanish with several accessible examples.

Lecciones con Carolina - La voz pasiva - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Carolina explains in greater detail how the passive voice is expressed in different verb tenses.

Lecciones con Carolina - La voz pasiva - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Carolina explains how the press and social media often use an abbreviated form of the passive voice to save space as well as how the pronoun "se" can be used to formulate sentences in the passive voice that emphasize what is sold or offered as opposed to the person selling or offering the service or merchandise.

Lecciones con Carolina - Adjetivos posesivos - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina introduces us to the concept of possessive adjectives and gives us some examples of their long and short forms.

Lecciones con Carolina - Adjetivos posesivos - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Carolina explains the importance of agreement with possessive adjectives, which must always agree both in number and in person with the nouns they modify.

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