An Easy Introduction to Spanish Conversation: Containing All that is Necessary to Make a Rapid Progress in it : Particularly Designed for Persons who Have Little Time to Study Or are Their Own Instructors

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D. Appleton, 1851 - 101 pages

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Page 26 - These verbs are conjugated by placing the pronouns me, te, se, se, nos, os, se, se, according to the number and person of the nominative they refer to, immediately before the verb, if the subject be expressed before it ; and either before or after the verb, if the subject be not expressed or placed after it. When they are placed after the verb they must be written so as to form one word with i(.
Page 12 - The grave accent ( v ) upon a vowel in the following terminations, points out the syllable on which the stress of the voice is laid, but over which the mark of it must not be set. The acute accent ( ' ) marks the syllable on which the stress of the voice lays, and over which the accent is to be written. When there is no mark of an accent in the termination, the syllable that precedes it is long. SIMPLE TENSES. First Conjugation. | Second Conjugation.
Page 24 - No os le (los, la, las, lo) trae él ? V. no se le (los, la, las, lo) promete. A VERB AFFIRMATIVELY, NEGATIVELY, AND INTERROGATIVELY CONJUGATED. I recompense, or do recompense. I do not recompense. Do I recompense ? Do I not recompense ? I have corresponded.
Page 33 - ... four hundred five hundred six hundred seven hundred eight hundred...
Page 5 - OLLENDORFF'S NEW METHOD OF LEARNING TO READ, WRITE, AND SPEAK THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. With an Appendix, containing a brief but comprehensive Recapitulation of the...
Page 12 - Verbs ending in ar belong to the first ; those in er to the second ; and those in ir to the third. Obs. E. It is not necessary to express the pronouns subject or nominative, in the colloquial style, (usted and ustedes excepted ;) but they must be used whenever elegance or clearness requires...
Page 61 - Of the weather. What sort of weather is it? It is fine weather. It is bad weather. Is it cold? is it hot?
Page 25 - In the compound tenses the participle of the principal verb ш the only one that admits the change; the participle of the auxiliary verb to be (been, sido) is unchangeable ; as, He has been rewarded. They have been rewarded. She had been admired. They had been admired. You could have been employed. You could have been assisted. El ha sido premiado. Ellos han sido premiados.
Page 60 - It is said, however, you speak it very well. Would to God it were true! Those that say so are much mistaken. I assure you, I was told so. I can say a few words which I have learnt by heart.

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