III. Translate the following short English phrases into Spanish. You don`t need to include the subject`s pronoun in your answer — just indicate the correct form of verb. If you look closely at the graph, you will see that there are four ways to tell yourself in Spanish. Let`s start with you. Te is the form used between friends. Because it has a box for itself, its verb form is unique to that box – and therefore the pronoun itself can be omitted because there can be no error as to who the subject is. The corresponding plural, Vosotros (or Vosotras, if the group is all females) is used only in Spain. Usted is the formal or polished form. In Latin America, because Vosotros are not used, Ustedes is the only way to tell you in the plural. These two pronouns are often abbreviated in writing as Ud. and Uds.
Also note that Yo and Nosotros, like you, have their own boxes. By organizing these types of subjects in a certain scheme, with the singulars on the left and the pluralists on the right, we create a kind of pigeon loft arrangement. The pattern he creates has three fields to the left for the three singular shapes and three on the right side for the plural shapes. In addition, each pigeon hole has its own verb shape. You can visualize this correspondence by imagining two of these models of pigeon lofts identical to each other, one that represents the pronouns of the subject and the other that represents their corresponding forms of verbs. The two bottom boxes each contain three elements: on the left side, eel, ella and usted; right, ellos, ellas and ustedes. To understand the verb-subject chord, you must first know what a subject and a verb is. Pronouns can also be grammatical subjects. Pronouns are words that represent names, and if a pronoun is used as a subject in Spanish, it will use its subject form. As you learn in other lessons, there are other forms for other grammatical situations. As in English, there are only a handful of pronouns in Spanish.
In our next article, we`ll see some special cases of verb agreement in espaol, okay. 2. If we are subject compuesto (two or more subjects) the verb must be in plural form. From a grammatical point of view, the subjects perform an action. In Spanish, the materials can be singular or plural. Subjects are either names that are names, names, if you will, that identify a person, for example John, him, me, her, you. A subject does not need to be human. Maybe it`s an animal, like rovers, dogs, elephants. Maybe it`s a plant, like in the rose.
Maybe it`s like a corkscrew or a helm. It could even be an abstraction like love or envy. Therefore, all names are entitled to be the subject of a grammatical sentence. Here are some of the examples above that are used as grammatical themes: Now we turn our attention to verbs. A verb is a word that says what action is the subject or subjects.