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CRASH COURSE!

VIDEO LESSONS FROM COURSES 1, 2, 3, AND 4

· Here are all 7 video lessons from Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4 on a single page: literally 4 years of regular verbs in about 1 hour!

· The video lessons were designed to be spread out over several weeks. Each video includes a review of the previous, and that repetition will be very noticeable if you watch them in one sitting, especially the first 3.

VIDEO LESSON #1

INTRODUCTION & PLAN


· Spanish verbs can be grouped into 2 main categories based on how the endings are spelled. In this program, the different spelling patterns will always be color-coded as blue or green.

· Have you taken some Spanish before? Do you remember putting verbs in 3 categories? You'll see that 2 of them overlap so much that they can be combined into one.

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VIDEO LESSON #2

5 SIMPLE FORMS


· If you've taken Spanish before, you've probably been trained to think of the infinitive of the verb (the noun form of the verb in Spanish) as a starting point. This is indeed the form you'll find listed in the dictionary, but you won't be using a dictionary in Course 1.

· This program is designed to make you think more like a native and break from the clunky and unnatural "conjugate-the-infinitive" paradigm.

· You will not see any infinitives in Course 1. If you feel lost or confused without seeing the infinitive, that is a sure sign that you are not thinking like a native speaker.

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VIDEO LESSON #3

4 COMPOUND FORMS


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VIDEO LESSON #4

MAKING VERBS PLURAL


· It's easy to take a noun like "taco" and make it plural: just add the suffix "-S" to turn one "taco" into two or more "tacos".

· This week you'll see that it's just as easy and intuitive to make most verb forms plural simply by adding a one-letter suffix, but it isn't "-S"!

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VIDEO LESSONS #5

THE SUBJECT "TÚ"


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WATCH IT #5-B (The Stressed Syllable)

VIDEO LESSON #6

TALKING ABOUT MYSELF ALONE: "YO"


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VIDEO LESSON #7

TALKING ABOUT MYSELF IN A GROUP: "NOSOTROS"


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