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Vocabulary Lists 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!
¿Dónde está [A(noun: singular)]?
■ 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?
¿Dónde están [A(noun: plural)]?
■ 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?
Me llamo [A].
■ Target Pattern

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

■ Example

- Entry: Me llamo Luis.
- English: My name is Luis.
¿Puedes [A(verb)]
■ Target Pattern

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

■ Example

- Entry: ¿Puedes cocinar?
- English: Can you cook?
Soy [A (noun or adjective)]
■ Target Pattern

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

■ Example

- Entry: Soy guapo.
- English: I am handsome.
¿De dónde [A (verb)] [B (noun/pronoun)]?
■ 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?
Yo vivo en [A(noun)], en [B(noun)].
■ 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.
Yo [A(verb) en [B (noun:place)].
■ 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.
¿Tú [A(verb)] [B(noun)]?
■ 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?
Me gusta [A(verb)] [B(noun)].
■ 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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Tuesday at 10:25 am
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Can you make sample sentences using these patterns?

Sunday at 11:17 am
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Hola sayvar44,

Thank you for your comment.
Yes, every country has their own accent and the easiest to understand are Mexican and Peruvian.
Hope you’re enjoying the lessons, please let me know is you have any question.
Good luck with your Colombian friend.

Saludos,
Carla
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Monday at 6:03 pm
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Mi espanyol apesta!!! Im learning by myself in my spare time, im a full time psych student at university in Australia and the city I live in Adelaide doesn’t have a large Spanish speaking community so i dont have many people to practice with but my school does have a few South American and Mexican students, I understand the Mexican accent much easier than the Spanish or Colombian accent, unfortunately I’ve met a super cute Colombian girl in my philosophy class and I want to impress her with my Spanish, sadly for me she has a very strong accent (like the Barcelona lisp) and im struggling to converse because of it. I was wondering do all spanish speaking countries have their own accents like English speaking nations do ie USA, Australia, England, Ireland??? and which is the clearest and easiest to understand? gracias amigos

Friday at 12:35 pm
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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
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Tuesday at 11:40 am
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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
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Charlotte
Sunday at 6:27 pm
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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?😄

sachin tendul
Tuesday at 6:47 pm
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yo soy de india.. de usted espanol es muy facil

muchas gracias thank you

sachin tendul
Tuesday at 6:47 pm
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yo soy de india.. de usted espanol es muy facil

muchas gracias

Saturday at 1:23 pm
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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
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Secreto
Tuesday at 7:22 am
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Los pronombres normalmente siguen los verbos en preguntas. Por ejemplo: ¿Hablas español tú?

Thursday at 1:24 pm
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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