MostcommonSpanishconjunctions<br />ConjuncionesCoordinantes<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
Conjunctions<br />As you know, a conjunction is a word that creates a relation among words, phrases, clauses or sentences....
CoordinatingConjunctions<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
ConjuncionesCopulativasCopulative conjunctions<br />These conjunctions coordinate two or more elements (words, phrases, cl...
Remember<br />	Before a word beginning with i or hi, "y" is replaced by e :Madre e hijo se levantantemprano (Mother and so...
ConjuncionesDisyuntivas.Disjunctive Conjunctions<br />These conjunctions put together words or sentences to express differ...
Remember<br />	Before a word beginning with o or ho, "o" is replaced by u :¿Quiéntrajo la torta? ¿Mirtau Ofelia? (Who brou...
Conjunciones Adversativas.AdversativeConjunctions<br />     Theseconjunctionsindicateoppositionamongtheelementsthattheyjoi...
Remember<br />	::Pero (and less frequently mas) is the usual conjunction that translates the English 'but'<br />Quería com...
Complete conlaconjunciónapropiada<br />Quiero la camisa azul …… los zapatos negros. <br />¿Debo de comprar la camisa …… lo...
Next are thekeyanswersplustranslation<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
Quiero la camisa azul y los zapatos negros. (I wanttheblueshirtandtheblackshoes)<br />¿Debo de comprar la camisa o los zap...
¡Muchasgracias!<br />A few reminders:<br />We give private one-on-one and small group classes online in virtual classrooms...
We are re-launching the CLUB DEL CHISTE (Joke’s club) to help you develop or improve oral skills. This is one of our four ...
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  1. 1. MostcommonSpanishconjunctions<br />ConjuncionesCoordinantes<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  2. 2. Conjunctions<br />As you know, a conjunction is a word that creates a relation among words, phrases, clauses or sentences. <br />Though conjunctions have meaning by themselves, their meaning is stressed by their function of relating elements<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  3. 3. CoordinatingConjunctions<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  4. 4. ConjuncionesCopulativasCopulative conjunctions<br />These conjunctions coordinate two or more elements (words, phrases, clauses, sentences) that are at the same status, i.e. have the same function. They can put together sentences too. These conjunctions are:                 y (and)                 e (and)                ni (neither, nor)<br />Examples:Le gusta el tango y la salsa. (HeIshe likes Tango and Salsa)<br />Visitamos a Claudia eInés. (We visited Claudia and Inés)<br />Vino el juevesy el viernes. (He came on Thursday and Friday)<br />No regresónillamóportelefono (He did not return or phone)<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  5. 5. Remember<br /> Before a word beginning with i or hi, "y" is replaced by e :Madre e hijo se levantantemprano (Mother and son get up early)<br />Ni is regularly used in double negationJosé luis has neither girlfriend nor moneyJosé Luis no tienenienamoradanidinero<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  6. 6. ConjuncionesDisyuntivas.Disjunctive Conjunctions<br />These conjunctions put together words or sentences to express different or conflicting alternatives. These conjunctions are:                 u (or)                 o (or, either)<br /> Examples:  Martha o Andrés puedenlimpiar la casa. (Martha or Andrés can clean the house)<br /> O  ayudas o te vas. (Either you help us or you leave)<br />¿Hay setentau ochentalibros? (Are there seventy or eighty books?)<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  7. 7. Remember<br /> Before a word beginning with o or ho, "o" is replaced by u :¿Quiéntrajo la torta? ¿Mirtau Ofelia? (Who brought the cake, Mirta or Ofelia?)<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  8. 8. Conjunciones Adversativas.AdversativeConjunctions<br />     Theseconjunctionsindicateoppositionamongtheelementsthattheyjoin. Theseconjunctions are:<br />                Pero ( but)                Mas (however)                   Sino(but, rather)               Excepto (except)                <br />Examples<br />Quería una enchilada, pero no tenía dinero. (I wantedan enchilada, but I didnothaveenoughmoney)Yo no quería tomarme el día libre sino terminar mi proyecto. (I didnotwanttotaketheday off butratherfinishtheproject)<br />      Fueron a correr todos los días, excepto cuando llovió. (Theyjoggedeveryday, exceptwhenitrained). <br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  9. 9. Remember<br /> ::Pero (and less frequently mas) is the usual conjunction that translates the English 'but'<br />Quería comer, pero no pude(I wanted to eat, but I couldn't)<br />::Sino is used after a negative statement in the sense of 'but on the contrary'No esfácil, sinomuydifícil (it's not easy, but very difficult)<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  10. 10. Complete conlaconjunciónapropiada<br />Quiero la camisa azul …… los zapatos negros. <br />¿Debo de comprar la camisa …… los zapatos? <br />No quiero comida …… una bebida. <br />No puedo ir, …… te llamo mañana. <br />Quería comprarte un vestido, …… las tiendas estaban cerradas.<br />El cliente no quería mejores precios …… mejor servicio.<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  11. 11. Next are thekeyanswersplustranslation<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  12. 12. Quiero la camisa azul y los zapatos negros. (I wanttheblueshirtandtheblackshoes)<br />¿Debo de comprar la camisa o los zapatos? (Should I buytheshirtortheshoes?)<br />No quiero comida sino una bebida. (I don'twantfood, but (rather) a drink)<br />No puedo ir, pero te llamo mañana. (I can'tgo, butI'llcallyoutomorrow.)<br />Quería comprarte un vestido, pero las tiendas estaban cerradas. (I wantedtobuyyou a dress, butthestoreswereclosed.)<br />El cliente no quería mejores precios sino mejor servicio (Theclientdidnotwantbetterprices, but (rather) a betterservice.)<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  13. 13. ¡Muchasgracias!<br />A few reminders:<br />We give private one-on-one and small group classes online in virtual classrooms, over the phone and with VoIP.<br />We are featuring two new language courses: Brasil: Língua, Cultura e Paixão. (Portuguese for Foreigners) by Tutors Edith and Mariano; and Français pour vous (French for you: all levels, all ages) by Tutor Samhae.<br />We are on Twitter: spanishsa is our id and on Facebook: Edith Spanish S A <br />We have new self-study material: LISTEN-AND-LEARN sets (mp3 or video link plus worksheets)<br />There are Spanish language public demo classes here and there, so please, check the WiZiQ public classes to get the updates. Remember that you can check on the time for the time zone of your location at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html<br />We are constantly updating our website www.spanishsouthamerica.org and blog www.spanishsouthamerica.blogspot.com<br />If you follow us in WIZIQ, Facebookor Twitter, you get updates of tutorials, discussions, anything, a minute after it happens! So, we recommend you be a follower and a contact (which makes it easier to send you personal invitations to public and private classes)<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />
  14. 14. We are re-launching the CLUB DEL CHISTE (Joke’s club) to help you develop or improve oral skills. This is one of our four clubs: <br />CLUB DE LECTURA ELECTRÓNICA (E-reading group to develop reading skills; these days focusing on poetry); <br />CLUB DE MELÓMANOS (the listen-and-learn club version); <br />REPORTEROS GLOBALES (global reporters; to develop written skills through news reporting; <br />These clubs meetings price goes from $3 to $6<br />Spread the word please and <br />invite your friends to join us!<br />Hastapronto/See you soon<br />www.spanishsouthamerica.org<br />

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