Ryan S. GCSE Spanish tutor, A Level Spanish tutor

Ryan S.

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Degree: Law with Spanish and Spanish Law (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

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Hi everyone, my name is Ryan. 

I am a student at the University of Nottingham studying Law with Spanish. Having just finished my third year, I am averaging around a first class grade with my results in Spanish language modules being my strongest.

The third year of my course was spent at the University of Valencia in Spain which improving my language skills even further after spending the year speaking and learning in Spanish, and I would like to use this to help those who are tackling their GCSEs and A-Levels to achieve a grade that they can be proud of. Afterall, I've been there and done it, and I understand that learning a language can be hard work!

My tutorials will be aimed at your personal needs. I can answer any questions that you may have, or go over any areas which are causing you difficulties, whether this involve oral, writing, reading or grammar practice. It is completely up to you; I'm just here to help! 

I hope to meet you soon! 

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Spanish A Level £20 /hr
Spanish GCSE £18 /hr

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SpanishA-LevelA
FrenchA-LevelA
English LanguageA-LevelA
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How do you form the perfect tense in Spanish (say you HAVE DONE something)?

The most important verb when using the perfect tense in Spanish is 'haber'.  There is no immediate translation to English, but in this context it roughly means 'to have' (not to be confused with 'tener'!) This is conjugated as follows: I - he  You - has  He/she/it - ha  We - hemos  You (p...

The most important verb when using the perfect tense in Spanish is 'haber'

There is no immediate translation to English, but in this context it roughly means 'to have' (not to be confused with 'tener'!)

This is conjugated as follows:

I - he 

You - has 

He/she/it - ha 

We - hemos 

You (plural) - habéis

They - han

Next, we must add the action that has been done. In order to do this, we must take the relevant verb and find its past participle
For example, if we wanted to say 'I have bought a coat', we would have to take the verb 'to buy' (comprar) and find the past participle ('bought').  
For the majority of verbs there is a very simple trick:

-ar verbs 

With -ar verbs, the trick is to remove the -ar ending and replace it with 'ado'. 
'Comprar' thus becomes 'comprado', 'jugar' becomes 'jugado', and so on. 

If we now bring everything together, we can work out how to form the above sentence:

He (I have) comprado (bought) un abrigo (a coat). 

-er and -ir verbs 

The trick is very similar for -er and -ir verbs. Let's use 'comer' as an example. 
Similarly to -ar verbs, remove the -er ending, but this time replace it with 'ido'. 'Comer' thus becomes 'comido'.  
-ir verbs also follow this pattern. 

Examples

They have gone out - Han salido (salido = past participle of 'salir')

I have learnt - He aprendido (aprender)

We have spoken - Hemos hablado (hablar) 

Exceptions 

Unfortunately however, not all verbs follow this pattern. There are some exceptions which just have to be remembered. These are irregular.

Common irregulars: 

Abrir (to open) - abierto
Decir (to say) - dicho 
Escribir (to write) - escrito 
Hacer (to do/make) - hecho 
Ver (to see) - visto

Examples:

He has opened the window - Ha abierto la ventana 

I have written - He escrito 

They have done their homework - Han hecho sus deberes 

We have seen the sky - Hemos visto el cielo 

Just remember the formula:

'Haber' + Past Participle 

Hope this helps! 

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