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Spanish Imperative Practice

Let’s practice using Spanish imperatives out loud! Here’s a spoken quiz to give you a variety of ways to practice imperative terms such as vete, váyase, ten, and tenga

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¡No te vayas! Let’s keep practicing imperatives.

Intro: Join us on a rigorous, step-by-step journey to fluency. I’m Timothy and this is LearnCraft Spanish.

Let’s practice everything we’ve been learning on the podcast recently, especially imperatives and expressions of obligation. Here’s this week’s big final quiz.

You didn’t have to be there.

No tenías que estar ahí.

I hope my friend(f) has a good week.

I hope que mi amiga tenga a good week.

Espero que mi amiga tenga una buena semana.

I have had the best family(f)!

¡He tenido la mejor family!

¡He tenido la mejor familia!

You will have to tell me what you know.

Me tendrás que tell lo que you know.

Me tendrás que decir lo que sabes.

There was a need to clean the house.

Había que clean la casa.

Había que limpiar la casa.

(Formal) Leave now!

¡Váyase ahora!

I’ll visit you when you have new games.

Te I’ll visit cuando tengas new games.

Te visitaré cuando tengas juegos nuevos.

(All of you) Go to the place now!

¡Vayan al lugar ahora!

She hopes that I have to finish the report.

Ella espera que yo tenga que finish the report.

Ella espera que yo tenga que terminar el informe.

They had to have only one house.

Tenían que tener solo una casa.

Let’s go! I don’t want them to have to take us.

¡Vamos! No I want que tengan que take us.

¡Vamos! No quiero que tengan que llevarnos.

I want us to have to do it.

I want que lo tengamos que hacer.

Quiero que lo tengamos que hacer.

She has to do it, since she has it.

Ella lo tiene que hacer, ya que ella lo tiene.

I’ll have to move upon finishing school.

Tendré que move al finishing school.

Tendré que mudarme al terminar la escuela.

The girl had an accident last week.

La chica tuvo un accident last week.

La chica tuvo un accidente la semana pasada.

I don’t have to do what you want.

No tengo que hacer lo que you want.

No tengo que hacer lo que quieres.

There will be a need to follow the rules.

Habrá que follow the rules.

Habrá que seguir las reglas.

Both of them(m) have a friend(m) here.

Los dos tienen un amigo aquí.

Let’s leave in order to have that.

Vámonos para tener eso.

You have to clean your room now; you have a lot of things.

Tienes que clean your room ahora; tienes muchas cosas.

Tienes que limpiar tu habitación ahora; tienes muchas cosas.

I think he had it at his house.

I think que lo tenía en su casa.

Creo que lo tenía en su casa.

I had it(f) for one day.

La tuve por un día.

Leave now and never come back!

¡Vete ahora y nunca come back!

¡Vete ahora y nunca regreses!

They will have to do it on behalf of their friend.

Lo tendrán que hacer por su amigo.

Go to that house this year!

¡Ve a esa casa este año!

(all of you) Leave my house!

¡Váyanse de mi casa!

All good? There is a need to do the work.

¿Todo bien? Hay que hacer the work.

¿Todo bien? Hay que hacer el trabajo.

Let’s go! We’ll have to eat later.

¡Vamos! Tendremos que eat later.

¡Vamos! Tendremos que comer después.

We had three books.

Teníamos tres books.

Teníamos tres libros.

It’s done, we don’t have them anymore.

Ya está, ya no los tenemos.

Please, have one in your house.

Por favor, ten uno en tu casa.

I had to share the other things with my friend(f).

Tenía que share las otras cosas con mi amiga.

Tenía que compartir las otras cosas con mi amiga.

He will have two houses again.

Tendrá dos casas otra vez.

For more practice with all of this, go to LCSPodcast.com/55.

Next week we’ll be wrapping up the essentials of ser, estar, ir, tener, and haber, and after that we’ll start a new format on the show that will have us learning a new verb and several new nouns every week.

This show is brought to you by LearnCraftSpanish.com. The Spanish voice in this episode was our coach Michael Agudelo. Our music was provided by the Seattle Marimba Quartet, and I’m Timothy, encouraging you to do the hard work of learning Spanish. Acquiring a second language is one of the most fulfilling things you can do, so start your fluency journey today at LCSPodcast.com.

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