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    Default Trying to increase my Spanish proficiency....need a tutorial on verb tenses, recs?

    I've been trying to increase my proficiency because I work with a very large amount of Spanish-speaking patients. I would like to eventually become fully bilingual. I've been using Duolingo and I try to listen to Univision with the closed caption. I took 3 years in high school but clearly if you don't use it you lose it, a lot of it is coming back to me.

    One of the things I'm struggling with is my grammar, I know a lot of the verbs but I have a hard time with conjugation and various tenses like present, future, past, command forms, etc. I know the rules are very simple I just need a study guide for this!

    I get that this is a language but I'm very visual so if there was a cheat sheet that has some of the rules of grammar in Spanish on some of these things it would be very helpful. Any recommendations?
    Marcy

    DD1 2003
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    DD3 2009

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    sariana is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Book: 501 Spanish Verbs

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    Yeah, also check out your local bookstore (Barnes & Noble/ whatever)... they should have a section of laminated cards (like tri-fold), with the grammar tenses laid out with examples, etc. I agree about the 501 Spanish verbs, too.
    Good for you for wanting to become bilingual to help your patients- that's so awesome!

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    Omg, the 501 Spanish Verbs book is exactly what I've been looking for, I just ordered it from Amazon, thank you so much!
    Marcy

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