there are between 18 and 54 verb tenses in this language……..well at least thats what I think the Profesor has so kindly informed me this morning!! Certainly something to contemplate in my continued quest to learn Spanish
…..so come on Bueno, entonces
this is your chance to shine and prove to me, and the rest of the Gringos, that your classes are the best and fastest way to learn Spanish….and in turn superior to such competitors as Rosetta Stone
Regradless of this drastic new found verb related knowledge the Profesor as ever was able to play down the difficulties and put me at ease…..and as he said, I’ll just have to get used to the fact that often when I think someone is saying that they are going to call me, te llamo, in actual fact they will be asking if my brother called me yesterday, te llamó!! It’s only practice afterall!
Other useful points of todays class were the conjugations of tener, poder and querrer……irregular of course giving directions with imperatives and the differences in the questionning forms: dónde hay? and dónde esta?….with the first being for general information as in: dónde hay un banco? (where is there a bank?)….and the latter for specifics: dónde está el banco HSBC? (where is the HSBC bank?)
Jimena it seemed was a little frustrated with David today, perhaps due to him claiming to be sick or that she was having to look at the horrendous shirt he was wearing…..which has done nothing to dispell my belief that far too many British people get dressed in the dark!!