Vocabulary Lists & Glossaries

To facilitate your Spanish studies, the series of Yo Puedo books has brief vocabulary lists with each topic that you are studying in the unit. Also you will find the following elements to help you in your studies:

  1. At the end of each unit you have a vocabulary list for the whole unit in alphabetical order, Spanish to English.
  2. At the end of the book you have:
    • A chart of conjugations that applies to all verbs for each mood in each one of their tenses.
    • A list of all the verbs in Spanish to English in alphabetical order.
    • A glossary in Spanish to English and English to Spanish, for the three books in alphabetical order.
    • A list of objectives by unit

Here are some of the nomenclatures used in the books :

  1. All the words are classified according to the types of words: verbs, nouns, pronouns, conjunctions, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. It’s very important to consider that all adjectives can be used as a noun using the article, Example: “La simpática” or “El alto” .
  2. All the nouns have the article to help you identify the grammatical gender of the word: feminine “la”, masculine ”el”.
  3. All the words are in singular, please review Book 1, Unit 2 in case you have questions on how to change a word to its plural form.
  4. The words that have “hiato”, or a phonetic change for gender, are marked with a star as “agua*” and the articles will be “el, las”. Some feminine words change the gender of the article in the singular based on phonetics. For example: “agua*” is a feminine word, but in the singular we say “el agua” and in plural, “las aguas”. That is called “hiato”.
  5. All the verbs are classified by regular and irregular in the indicative mood in the present tense: Irregular verbs are noted with a parenthesis with “keys” to help you to remember the irregularity in the present. For example: “dormir (o-ue)”. The verbs that normally use reflexive pronouns have the (se) as “sentar(se).” Verbs similar to “gustar” that require the use of the indirect object pronouns (IOP) have the specification: “similares a gustar”.


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