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: Tener - Present Tense




Quick Spanish Language Game
: tener (to have) - present tense
Level: Elementary (A2)
Time to Play:
5 minutes


Learn and practice the present tense of the irregular Spanish verb for "to have" with this fun interactive game. (Image credit: Kamila Maciejewska on Unsplash)
You'll practice the personal verb forms and make easy sentences with them.
Note that 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 them, then drop them in the sentences.

Present Tense of the Irregular Verb "tener"

• yo tengo - I have
• tú tienes - you have (familiar)
• él, ella tiene - he, she has
• Usted tiene - you have (formal)
• nosotros/as tenemos - we have
• vosotros/as tenéis - you (pl) have [Spain]
• ellos/as tienen - they have
• Ustedes tienen - you (pl) have [Latin America]

More than a Spanish Language Game

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 just 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

Please share us with your friends who also want to learn Spanish, or Italian, German, or French.

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: ¿Todavía libre?



Spanish Language Game: "¿Está este asiento todavía libre?" (Is this seat still free?) 
In this quick online game, try out and practice 17 Spanish words and phrases, as part of a mini-story.
On the train David finds a seat at the window. And as he settles in to read his travel guide, he hears someone ask: "Is this seat still free?"
This is a useful phrase to ask and understand while traveling in Spain, as trains, cafés and restaurants are often crowded.
And who knows. The person sitting or sitting down beside you may very well give you the chance to practice your Spanish!

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 va - David goes [ir]
  • a la vía doce - to track 12
  • no tiene que - he doesn't have to [tener que]
  • esperar - to wait
  • demasiado - too much
  • hasta que el tren llegue - until the train arrives
  • en el tren - in the train
  • se encuentra - he finds (himself) [encontrarse]
  • enseguida - right away
  • con un asiento - with a seat
  • en la ventana - at the window
  • en cuanto - as soon as
  • comienza a leer - he begins to read
  • su guía de viajes - his travel guide
  • él oye - he hears
  • ¿Está este asiento todavía libre? - Is this seat still free?
  • Sí, claro. - Yes, of course.

At the end of the game, you'll hear the story again. Listen to it without translating.
Please share us with your friends who also want to learn Spanish, or Italian, German, or French.

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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