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Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

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Spanish: 10 patrones de enunciados para principiantes
English: Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners
In this lesson, you will learn the Top 10 Spanish Sentence Patterns for Beginners. Even though you may already know some Spanish vocabulary, perhaps you’re finding it difficult to string together coherent sentences. This lesson will break down the key components of 10 basic Spanish sentence patterns, while also giving you an example of each one. Take your Spanish to the next level by formulating clear, well-organized Spanish sentences!

P.S. Be sure to click on the links below to take relevant lessons to learn even more about each sentence pattern!
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: ¿Dónde está [A(noun: singular)]?
- English: Where is [A(noun)]?

■ Example

- Entry: ¿Dónde está el baño?
- English: Where is the the bathroom?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: ¿Dónde están [A(noun: plural)]?
- English: Where are [A(noun: plural)]?

■ Example

- Entry: ¿Dónde están los chocolates?
- English: Where are the chocolates?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Me llamo [A].
- English: My name is [A].

■ Example

- Entry: Me llamo Luis.
- English: My name is Luis.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: ¿Puedes [A(verb)]
- English: Can you [A(verb)]

■ Example

- Entry: ¿Puedes cocinar?
- English: Can you cook?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Soy [A (noun or adjective)]
- English: I am [A (noun or adjective)]

■ Example

- Entry: Soy guapo.
- English: I am handsome.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: ¿De dónde [A (verb)] [B (noun/pronoun)]?
- English: Where [A (verb)] [B (noun/pronoun)] from?

■ Example

- Entry: ¿De dónde son ellos?
- English: Where are they from?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Yo vivo en [A(noun)], en [B(noun)].
- English: I live in [A(noun), in [B(noun)].

■ Example

- Entry: Yo vivo en Chihuahua, en México.
- English: I live in Chihuahua, in Mexico.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Yo [A(verb) en [B (noun:place)].
- English: I [A(verb)] in [B(noun:place)]

■ Example

- Entry: Yo enseño en la universidad.
- English: I teach in the university.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: ¿Tú [A(verb)] [B(noun)]?
- English: Do you [A(verb)] [B(noun)]?

■ Example

- Entry: ¿Tú cantas ópera?
- English: Do you sing opera?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Me gusta [A(verb)] [B(noun)].
- English: I like to [A(verb)] [B(noun)].

■ Example

- Entry: Me gusta cocinar comida mexicana.
- English: I like to cook Mexican food.
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avatar SpanishPod101.com Tuesday at 10:25 am

Can you make sample sentences using these patterns?

avatar SpanishPod101.com Friday at 12:35 pm

Hello Charlotte,

Thank you for your question.
You can save the links listed on this page by clicking on each of them, then at the lesson page click the ‘Favorite’ button, which has a heart mark above the main title (or below the main title in the new interface).

We hope it helps.
Sincerely,
Lena
Team SpanishPod101.com

avatar SpanishPod12015 Tuesday at 11:40 am

Hola Sachin,

Mucho gusto. Y nos es grato saber que poden entender todo muy bien.
Si tienes alguna pregunta no dudes en enviar tus preguntas.

Saludos,
Carla
Team SpanishPod101.com

avatar Charlotte Sunday at 6:27 pm

Hey guys!! I might be being silly and just can’t see it but is there a way of bookmarking these articles so I can come back later? :)

avatar sachin tendul Tuesday at 6:47 pm

yo soy de india.. de usted espanol es muy facil

muchas gracias thank you

avatar sachin tendul Tuesday at 6:47 pm

yo soy de india.. de usted espanol es muy facil

muchas gracias

avatar SpanishPod101.com Saturday at 1:23 pm

Hola Secreto,

Gracias por tu comentario.
Si, cuando la pregunta ocmienza con un pronombre siempre le sigue el verbo.
Pero en el caso se la pregunta ¿Hablas español tú? deberia ser ¿Tú hablas español? or Hablas español ¿tú?.
Si tienes otra pregunta, no dudes en enviarla.

Saludos,
Carla
Team SpanishPod101.com

avatar Secreto Tuesday at 7:22 am

Los pronombres normalmente siguen los verbos en preguntas. Por ejemplo: ¿Hablas español tú?

avatar SpanishPod101.com Thursday at 1:24 pm

Hola Wyatt,

Gracias por compartir.
Muy bien!
I hope you’re enjoying the lessons.
Please let me know if you have any question.

Saludos,
Carla
Team SpanishPod101.com

avatar Wyatt Friday at 4:21 am

Hola, me llamo Wyatt. Yo vivo en Estados Unidos. No puedo concinar pero me gusto comer comida mexicana.

avatar SpanishPod101.com Wednesday at 3:55 am

Hola Lee,

Thank you for your correction.
Sorry about the misunderstanding.
Please let us know if you have any question.

Saludos,
Carla
Team SpanishPod101.com