Using the Present Simple tense in Spanish

On the surface, Present Simple in Spanish is the easiest tense. It is the first item we learn in the classroom, and it allows us to express quite a few things about our everyday life.

However, sometimes we do not pay enough attention to some particular uses of the Present Simple. In this post, I will talk about both the most common and the unusual uses of this tense.

You are doing great: On why ‘speak Spanish perfectly’ is not a big deal

Something vital we need to know when speaking any language is: Do we have a goal? What is our aim? Do we want to communicate? Well, If that is the case, we can transmit thousands of meanings depending on our grammatical, lexical or pragmatic choices. Sometimes, breaking the rules is the perfect way for saying something. 

Los usos del presente

El presente de indicativo en español es, a simple vista, el tiempo verbal más fácil. Es lo primero que aprendemos en clase y sirve para expresar muchas cosas sobre nuestro día a día. Sin embargo, tiene algunos usos un poco especiales a los que a veces no prestamos demasiada atención. A continuación te hablo de los más habituales y sencillos y de aquellos que usamos o escuchamos un poco menos.