Spanish Language Game: Estar - Present Tense




Quick Spanish Language Game
: estar (to be) - present tense
Level: Beginner (A1)
Time to Play:
4 minutes

Play this fun interactive Spanish language game online, to learn and practice the present tense of the Spanish verb "estar".
You'll practice the personal verb forms, then put together easy sentences with them.
The sentences illustrate 3 basic uses of the verb "estar" (see below).
Note that personal pronouns (yo, tú, él, etc.) are often dropped in Spanish, except when they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
In this game, we first include the pronouns, then drop them in some of the sentences.

Present Tense of the Verb "estar"

• yo estoy - I am
• tú estás - you are (sing. familiar)
• él, ella está - he, she is
• Usted está - you are (formal)
• nosotros/as estamos - we are
• vosotros/as estáis - you (pl.) are [Spain]
• Ustedes están - you (pl.) are [Latin America]
• ellos/as están - they are

3 Basic Uses of "estar":

1. to express a condition or state
¿Estás cansado? (Are you tired? [familiar])
• ¿Está seguro? (Are you sure? [formal))

2. to indicate a location
• No está aquí. (He isn't here.)
• ¿Dónde estáis? (Where are you-all? [Spain])
• ¿Ustedes están en casa? (Are you-all at home? [Latin America])
• Estamos en España. (We're in Spain.)

3. to form the progressive tense
• Estoy buscando ... (I'm looking for ...)
• Ellos están caminando. (They're walking.)

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Spanish Language Game: Poder - Present Tense



Quick Spanish Language Game: poder (can, to be able) - present tense
Level: Beginner (A1)
Time to Play:
4 minutes

Learn and practice the present tense of the Spanish verb for "can, to be able" with a quick and fun interactive game.
Note that in the present tense, the verb "poder" is irregular: Its stem changes from o --> ue in all forms except nosotros/nosotras, and vosotros [used in Spain].

(Image credit: Kamila Maciejewska on Unsplash)
With Shootout, you'll practice the personal verb forms.  With Word Invader, you'll make easy sentences with each of the forms.
Note: Pronouns (yo, tú, él, etc.) are often dropped in Spanish, unless you need them for clarity or emphasis.
We'll first include the pronouns for practice. In the sentences you'll notice that some of them are naturally dropped.

Present Tense of the Irregular Verb "poder"

• yo puedo - I can
• tú puedes - you can (familiar)
• él, ella puede - he, she can
• Usted puede - you can (formal)
• nosotros/as podemos - we can
• vosotros/as podéis - you (pl) can [Spain]
• Ustedes pueden - you (pl) can [Latin America]
• ellos/as pueden - they can

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If you like our various Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - also online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by logging in, or registering HERE
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Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.


Spanish Language Game: Hola, encantada...



Spanish Language Game: Hola, encantada de conocerte... (Hi, pleased to meet you... ) 
In this quick online game, learn and practice 15 Spanish words and phrases with a mini-story.
1. Identify key phrases.
2. Hear the mini-story.
3. Build the sentences with Word Invaders.
4. Test yourself with Flashcards.
5. Listen to the story again without translating.

Always say the Spanish OUT LOUD. Click on the sentences to hear them again. 

David arrives at the apartment of his friend Daniel, a Spanish friend who lives in Granada. Daniel's girlfriend Rosa opens the door and introductions follow.
When meeting someone new it helps to have a few polite phrases ready in the local language. Not cool to barge in with English right away.

This short episode is also part of our Spanish 1 course, which is a series of brief stories (that we call scenes).
In the 36 scenes of the course you learn and practice 750 useful words. 

(The full Spanish 1 course is available for FREE by registering HERE.)
Practicing with mini-stories is a great way to get more familiar with natural-speed Spanish pronunciation and idiomatic expressions.
Note that in Spanish, personal pronouns (I, he, she, we, etc.) are often dropped unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • ¡Hola! - Hello! 
  • David encuentra - David finds
  • la calle Reyes Católicos - the Catholic Kings street
  • treinta y cuatro - 34
  • Rosa le abre la puerta. - Rosa opens (him) the door.
  • Encantada de conocerte - Pleased(f) to meet you [familiar]
  • por fin - at last
  • Es un placer - It's a pleasure
  • el piso - the apartment [Spain]
  • David entra en el piso. - David comes into the apartment.
  • Ve a otra mujer joven. - He sees another young woman.
  • mi hermana - my sister
  • está de visita - she's visiting
  • Ana, este es David - Ana, this is David
  • un amigo de Daniel - a friend of Daniel's

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More than a Spanish Language Game

If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE
You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.


Spanish Language Game: ¿Cuándo sale el tren?



Spanish Language Game: "¿Cuándo sale el tren?" (When does the train leave?) 
In this quick online game, learn and practice 13 Spanish words and phrases, in the context of a mini-story. 
David has just bought a ticket from Barcelona to Granada.
Now he asks the "vendedora de billetes" when the next train will leave and from what track.
This short episode also comes up in our Spanish 1 course, which is a series of brief stories (which we call scenes).
In the 36 scenes of the course you learn and practice 750 useful words.
(The full Spanish 1 course is available for FREE by registering HERE.)
Mini-stories are a great way to get more familiar with Spanish vocabulary and Spanish pronunciation.
Always say the Spanish OUT LOUD. Click on the sentences to hear them again. 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • David toma - David takes [tomar]
  • su billete - his ticket
  • entonces - then
  • le pregunta a la vendedora de billetes - he asks the ticket agent
  • ¿cuándo sale el próximo tren? - when does the next train leave?
  • en siete minutos - in seven minutes
  • a las ocho en punto - at eight on the dot
  • ¿tengo que? - do I have to
  • hacer transbordo - to change trains
  • el tren va directo - the train goes direct
  • ¿sabe? - do you know (formal)
  • por que vía - on what track
  • por la vía doce - on track twelve

Note: In the sentence: 'Entonces le pregunta a la vendedora de billetes', the pronoun "le" (her) is redundant and just specifies the person David is asking.
At the end of the game, you'll hear the story again. Listen to it without translating.

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More than a Spanish Language Game

If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE
You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.


Spanish Language Game: Su prima joven



Spanish Language Game "Su prima joven" (His young cousin) 
Play this quick online Spanish game and learn and practice 14 Spanish words and phrases in the form of a mini-story.
David stays a few days in Barcelona at his aunt and uncle's place and spends time with his cousin María.
This brief episode also comes up in our Spanish 1 course, which is made up of a continuous series of mini-stories that tell of David's travels in Spain.
In the Spanish 1 course you learn and practice 750 basic words. (The full course is available for FREE by registering HERE.)
By repeating or anticipating the Spanish OUT LOUD, you practice your pronunciation.
Click on the Spanish sentences to hear them again.
You'll hear the story at the beginning and then again at the end. At that point, try to understand the Spanish without translating.

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • se queda - s/he stays [quedar]
  • por unos días mas - for a few more days
  • él pasea - he strolls [pasear]
  • por la ciudad - through the city
  • con su prima joven - with his young cousin (f)
  • él visita - he visits [visitar]
  • various museos - several museums
  • él va conociendo (a) - he gets to know
  • los amigos de María - María's friends
  • aprende mucho - s/he learns a lot [aprender]
  • sobre la historia - about the history
  • el Parque Güell - well-known park in Barcelona
  • interesa - it interests
  • specialmente - especially
     

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More than a Spanish Language Game

If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE.
You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.

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