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Ch 14: Talking About Family Members in Spanish

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Use these video lessons to learn the Spanish words for family members as well as some verb conjugations. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz to help check your understanding of these Spanish language topics.

Talking About Family Members in Spanish - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Learn Spanish vocabulary words for family members, such as madre, padre, hermano and abuela, in the lessons in this chapter. Other lessons cover the present tense conjugations for the verbs 'tener' and 'venir'. You will also learn about possessive adjectives and how to change them so they agree with the nouns they modify. A practice activity is included, giving you the opportunity to hone your Spanish reading and listening skills while reinforcing the vocabulary words about family. When you have finished these lessons on family, you should be familiar with the following:

  • Spanish names for family members, including madre, padre and hermana/o
  • Present tense conjugations of 'tener' and 'venir'
  • Possessive adjectives, such as mi, tu and su
  • Possessive adjective/verb agreement

Video Objective
Spanish Vocabulary: Basic Family Member Terms Discover some basic family member terms, including madre, padre and hijo/a.
Present Tense Conjugation of 'Tener' and 'Venir' in Spanish Learn to conjugate the irregular verbs 'tener' and 'venir' in the present tense.
Spanish Grammar: Possessive Adjectives and Noun Agreement Study the possessive adjectives (mi, tu, su, nuestro and vuestro) and show how to make them agree with the nouns they modify.
Spanish Practice Activity: Reading and Listening to Family Terms Read and listen to people describing their families in Spanish.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: Talking About Family Members in Spanish
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Spanish Vocabulary: Basic Family Member Terms

1. Spanish Vocabulary: Basic Family Member Terms

Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents - these are just some of the people that make up a family. In this lesson, we will learn the vocabulary for family members in Spanish.

Present Tense Conjugation of Tener and Venir in Spanish

2. Present Tense Conjugation of Tener and Venir in Spanish

Tener and venir are two examples of irregular verbs. Although they do not follow the regular rules for conjugation, they have their own unique pattern of conjugation. In this lesson we will look at the present tense conjugations of both tener and venir.

Spanish Grammar: Possessive Adjectives and Noun Agreement

3. Spanish Grammar: Possessive Adjectives and Noun Agreement

Mi casa es su casa. You have probably heard this before but never stopped to analyze the literal meaning. In this lesson, we will break it down and look at the possessive adjectives which are used to express 'my,' 'your,' 'his,' 'her,' 'our' and 'their.'

Spanish Reflexive Verbs: Uses & Conjugation

4. Spanish Reflexive Verbs: Uses & Conjugation

A lot goes into your daily routine: You wake up, take a shower, comb your hair, get dressed, etc. In Spanish, we use reflexive verbs to express many of these actions. In this lesson, we will look at reflexive verbs and their conjugations.

Spanish Practice Activity: Reading and Listening to Family Terms

5. Spanish Practice Activity: Reading and Listening to Family Terms

If you have a big family, organizing family reunions can be a lot of work! In this lesson, you will get the opportunity to read and listen to conversations about family reunions.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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