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LEARN ENGLISH AND LEARN SPANISH LANGUAGE DIFFERENCES
Grammar Differences Probably
the biggest difference between the two languages is the fact that in Spanish we
distinguish between masculine and feminine and singular and plural in articles,
nouns and adjectives and in English we do not.
In English the adjective usually goes before the noun that is describing while in
Spanish it normally goes after the noun.
My white cat
Mi gato blanco
difference between the two languages is regarding the position the object pronouns
take within the sentence. Object pronouns in English always go after the verb while
in Spanish they always go before the verb.
I told him
In spanish we
distinguish two forms for the English personal subject pronoun "you". They are:
"tú" and "usted". "Tú" is used when addressing someone in an informal context while
"usted" is used when speaking to someone for the first time or to show respect.
"Usted" is the courteous form of the English word "you".
Tú eres joven. (You know well the person you are talking to)
Usted es joven. (You do not know well the person you are talking to)
The way verbs are conjugated in the two languages is
I want to buy a loaf of bread.
Quiero comprar una barra de pan.
You will find a lot of differences in the use and omission of
the definite articles in both languages. The general rule is, when you use "el,
la, los and las" in Spanish, you do not use the English article "the" in English
and vice versa.
Peter is at school.
Peter está en el colegio.
In English when
writing a question or exclamation, you only write a question or exclamation mark
at the end of the sentence. While in Spanish, you have to write one question or
exclamation mark at the beginning of the sentence and another one at the end.
What time is it?
¿Qué hora es?