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Spanish Verb ir - to go. Your Daily Spanish Lesson

Today's verb, the Spanish verb IR means 'to go'. To remember this imagine that you GO with an EAR! Do the Spanish Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge, particularly when you do SETS of FAMILIES of verbs conjugated the same. IR is an irregular verb and needs to be learnt. I go, it goes, you will go, he may go, I have gone, we had gone etc.

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Estar - the most important verb in Spanish. Fully Conjugated in All Tenses here

Estar, meaning 'to be' is the most important verb in Spanish. Its counterpart is SER, and the two have some idiosyncracies that need to be learned. Here it is fully conjugated in every Spanish tense.

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French verb trebucher - French for stumble'. Daily French Verb Lesson

Today's verb, is the French verb 'trebucher'. You can remember this by imagining under the TREE, BUSH stumbles, that is, George Bush. The key to French verb conjugation is mastering the patterns. The 5,000+ ER verbs are the most prolific. Do the Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you will consolidate your knowledge. I stumble, I stumbled, you will stumble, he may stumble, I have stumbled, we had stumbled, etc.

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Spanish Verb CONTINUAR - to continue. Irregular AR family

The Spanish for continue is the IRREGULAR AR Spanish verb CONTINUAR. Imagine the snail says, CONTINUE YOU ARE on the right track! Many AR verbs are irregular, being conjugated in different ways, with a few little twists here and there. The Daily Spanish Lesson looks at 30 irregular AR verbs for the month of November. All with cartoon Memory Triggers.

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French verb synchroniser - French for synchronize. Daily French Verb Lesson

Over five thousand verbs in French use the ER pattern of endings. Today's is the French for synchronize which is synchroniser. Simple and compound verbs. All tenses covered - past, present, future, conditional etc. I synchronize, I synchronized, you will synchronize, he may synchronize, I have synchronized, I had synchronized etc.

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Italian for smile - 'sorridere'. Daily Italian Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the Italian for smile is 'sorridere'. To remember this imagine you smile and say, SORRY, DEARIE! This family of verbs are -ERE irregular verbs. Do the Italian Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge. I smile, it smiles, you will smile, he may smile, I have smiled, we had smiled, etc.

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Spanish Verb VENIR - to come. Irregular IR family

The Spanish for come is the IRREGULAR IR Spanish verb VENIR. Imagine you come to VIENNA to get a souVENIR! Many IR verbs are irregular, being conjugated in different ways, with a few little twists here and there. The Daily Spanish Lesson looks at 31 irregular IR verbs for the month of October. All with cartoon Memory Triggers.

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Michel Thomas Spanish course

His Spanish course is good, but his Polish/German accent is obvious in the recording. So I would say, along with the French program, you should have a

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Italian for receive - 'ricevere'. Daily Italian Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the Italian for receive is 'ricevere'. To remember this imagine the RICH are VERY happy to RECEIVE government grants, too! This family of verbs are -ERE regular verbs. Do the Italian Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge. I receive, it receives, you will receive, he may receive, I have received, we had received, etc.

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Spanish Verb DESPEDIR - to say goodbye. Irregular IR family

The Spanish for say goodbye is the IRREGULAR IR Spanish verb DESPEDIR. Imagine DESPERATE DEER SAY GOODBYE to their young! About 30 verbs are conjugated this way. Many IR verbs are irregular, being conjugated in different ways, with a few little twists here and there. The Daily Spanish Lesson looks at 31 irregular IR verbs for the month of October. All with cartoon Memory Triggers.

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French verb sure- French for sweat. SUE A chef who SWEATS into your chop SUEY. French Verb Lesson

French for sweat which is the French verb suer. Imagine you SUE A chef for SWEATING into your chop SUEY! Learn all the tenses with easier with our simple two-tier tables that work vertically and horizontally. I sweat, I sweated, you will sweat, he may sweat, I have sweatd, I had sweated into your chop suey

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Italian for beat - 'battere'. Daily Italian Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the Italian for beat is 'battere'. To remember this imagine the Italians beat the BATTERY! This family of verbs are -ERE regulars verbs. Do the Italian Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge. I beat, it beats, you will beat, he may beat, I have beaten, we had beaten, etc.

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Circumflex in French - what is it? All About the Hat on French Letters

The Circumflex in French is the little Chinese hat that sits over the vowels a, e, i, o, u. It usually represents the letter 's' which has been dropped from use. Hospital became hopital in French.

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Italian for oppose - 'osteggiare'. Daily Italian Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the Italian for oppose is 'osteggiare'. To remember this imagine OPPOSING the release of the HOSTAGE from the HOSTAGE JAR! This family of verbs are -ARE irregulars. Do the Italian Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge. I oppose, it opposes, you will oppose, he may oppose, I have opposed, we had opposed, etc.

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French verb se brancher sur - French for tune into. Daily French Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the French for tune into is 'se brancher'. You can remember this by imagining you use an an S-shaped branch to tune into the TV! Do the Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you will consolidate your knowledge. I tune into, it tunes into, you will tune into, he may tune into, I tuned into, we had tuned into, etc.

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Memorization: I think you missed the point....

- My point is that you do have to try and remember things. This process is called memorization! Just because the teacher says it requires no memorization

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French verb comprendre - French for understand. Daily French Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the French for understand is comprendre. You can remember this by imagining a professor helps you understand and COMPREHEND the COMMON PRAWN! Do the Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you will consolidate your knowledge. I understand, it understands, you will understand, he may understand, I have understood, we had understood, etc.

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French verb prendre - French for take. Daily French Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the French for take is prendre. You can remember this by imagining TAKING the PRAWN! Do the Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you will consolidate your knowledge. I take, it takes, you will take, he may take, I have taken, we had taken, etc.

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French verb omettre - French for omit. Daily French Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the French for omit is omettre. You can remember this by imagining they OMIT the EL in the OMELETTE! Do the Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you will consolidate your knowledge. I omit, it omits, you will omit, he may omit, I have omitted, we had omitted, etc.

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French

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Accent Engages The Minds of Idealists Only

I am using some of the MT series. Russian, French, Spanish, Italian are among the ones I tried. They are excellent. Accent is the least important thing

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Italian for draw near - 'accostare'. Daily Italian Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the Italian for draw near is 'accostare'. To remember this imagine the pirate ship DRAWS NEAR to A COAST! A regular -ARE verb. This month's family of verbs are the -ARE regulars. Do the Italian Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge. I draw near, it draws near, you will draw near, he may draw near, I have drew near, we had drew near, etc.

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Spanish Verb HUNDIR - to sink. Regular IR family

The Spanish for sink is the REGULAR IR Spanish verb HUNDIR. Imagine the HOUND and DEER sink! 100+ verbs are conjugated this way. Many IR verbs are irregular, being conjugated in different ways, with a few little twists here and there. The Daily Spanish Lesson looks at 31 regular IR verbs for the month of April. All with cartoon Memory Triggers.

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Spanish Verb APRENDER - to learn. Regular ER family

The Spanish for learn is the regular ER Spanish verb APRENDER. Just over 100 verbs are conjugated the same way. Many ER verbs are irregular, being conjugated in 30 different ways, with a few little twists here and there. The Daily Spanish Lesson looks at 31 regular ER verbs for the month of March. All with cartoon Memory Triggers.

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French verb centupler - French for centuplicate. Daily French Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the French for centuplicate is 'centupler'. You can remember this by imagining Bernie Madoff promises to CENTUPLICATE your money while you are ENT TO PLAY! The way to conquer French verb conjugation is to learn the main patterns. The 5,000+ ER verbs occur the most. Do the Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you will consolidate your knowledge. I centuplicate, it centuplicates, you will centuplicate, he may centuplicate, I have centuplicated, we had centuplicated, etc.

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Spanish Verb DESAYUNAR - to have breakfast. Regular AR family

The Spanish for have breakfast is the REGULAR AR Spanish verb DESAYUNAR. Imagine having breakfast your friend says, I knew you'd love it DES AND YOU KNOW how important breakfast is! Over 6500 Spanish AR verbs are regular. The Daily Spanish Lesson looks at 31 regular AR verbs for the month of January. All with cartoon Memory Triggers.

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Spanish Verb DEMORAR - to delay. Regular AR family

The Spanish for delay is the REGULAR AR Spanish verb DEMORAR. Imagine DE MORAY eel DELAYS his flight! Over 6500 Spanish AR verbs are regular. The Daily Spanish Lesson looks at 31 regular AR verbs for the month of January. All with cartoon Memory Triggers.

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French verb transfuser. Daily French Verb Lesson

Today's verb, is the French verb transfuser. Being similar to the English word you can remember this by imagining doctors in the French colours carry out a blood TRANSFUSION. The French colours indicate the similiarity with the English verb, to transfuse. Mastering French verbs is about mastering the patterns, the most common being the ER verbs - simple and compound, past, present, future, conditional etc. I transfuse, I transfused, you will transfuse, he may transfuse, I have transfused, we had transfused etc.

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Italian for grab - 'prendere'. Daily Italian Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the Italian for grab is 'prendere'. To remember this imagine the APPRENTICE GRABS lots of things that he shouldn't! This family of verbs are -ERE irregular verbs. Do the Italian Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge. I grab, it grabs, you will grab, he may grab, I have grabbed, we had grabbed, etc.

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Italian for lean - 'pendere'. Daily Italian Verb Lesson

Today's verb, the Italian for lean is 'pendere'. To remember this imagine you lean over and hold the PEN on a slant, DEARIE! This family of verbs are -ERE irregular verbs. Do the Italian Daily Verb Lesson every day and within 30 days you'll really consolidate your verb knowledge. I lean, it leans, you will lean, he may lean, I have leaned, we had leaned, etc.

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