Menu of Paula's Spanish Grammar Lessons
- The Spanish Subjunctive. A Lesson for Beginners.
- Commands / Imperative
- Direct Object Pronouns
- Are Indirect Object pronouns necessary? Reply to Nekodomo
- Shortcuts to Learn the Pronoun Chart
- Shortcuts to Learn Preterite and Imperfect Tenses
- Ser & Estar sentences
- "va" instead of "está" in progressive. e.g. "voy aprendiendo"
- Me Hace Falta
- Cualquier and Cualquiera
- Clitic Pronouns
- Pronominal Verbs. Not for the faint of heart.
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Just a note, I thought these resources provided great information on hace falta.
- SpanishDict has an entry for hacer falta. It only has 3 sentences but they definitely help.
- 123Teachme has many sentences using hace falta
- the Spanish section of about.com also has an entry.
I find it really strange that many language learners ask about grammatical points, phrases that have been discussed and shared online for quite some time. Personally, I may read and re-read grammatical ideas or phrases that I still struggle with but it is not hard to find available resources online. There are YouTube videos of kids making rap songs about ser vs. estar, yet people still post questions about the difference between the two. Professors are making their materials available for free. I still find the wealth of free information and resources online mind-blowing.
With that said, I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the effort you made to organize this post and share it, including the telenovela posts I read a while back. Hopefully people will bookmark it OR use the providing search function in the discussion forum and find this.
So . . . THANKS!
Honestly, I don't even know what pronomial verbs are but I'm sure Gerald Erichsen (About.com) covered it.
I just discovered why I'm not familiar with "pronomial" verbs. It's because I'm more familiar with
reflexive verbs. Which I was just recently investigating because the phrase se vuelve trips me up from time to time. Yeah check out Spanish.about.com y 123teachme.com. Spanish.about.com usually has many related links at the bottom of each post.
The image below sparked my interest. I read the English version. Any time I come across tricky structures, I'll take notes and/or re-read explanations online. I also try to catch them when I'm reading something or listening.