Today we will learn a few additional shortcuts to talk about the past in Spanish by using verbs in present tense and words that talk about time.
If you already know how to conjugate verbs in the present tense you can use them in conjunction with simple adverbs (such as yesterday, tomorrow, later) as well as simple phrases to talk about the past easily.
Let’s look at a few examples:
- Yo estudio ayer en casa – I study yesterday at home.
- Yo hablo por teléfono en la mañana, antes de venir a la escuela – I speak on the phone in the morning, before I come to school
- Yo como en la escuela antes de regresar a casa – I eat at school before coming back home
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Want a Quickstart Guide to talk about the Past?
Here’s a quick guide to talk about the past in Spanish without having to struggle with the preterite conjugations.
To access the complete guide with shortcuts to talk about the past easily you can visit this page: Quick Guide to Talk about the Past