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006 – Perífrasis Verbales

“Perífrases verbales” are verb combinations with two or more verbs that work together. There are about 140 of these verb combinations in Spanish. Some common ones are: ir + a + infinitivo, estar + gerundio, poder + infinitivo, tener que + infinitivo, and haber de + infinitivo. Click here.

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005 – Perífrasis de Movimiento

Spanish uses perífrasis to describe the movement of some verbs. For example, “Ella entró corriendo la casa” would sound odd or unnatural in English if it were translated “She entered running the house.” Since a preposition is used in English to express direction, this Spanish would be properly translated, “She ran into the house.” Here is a document with more examples.

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