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Pretérito

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    42943
  • Formas irregulares del pretérito

    Práctica 35B (§35)

    Diálogo en pretérito

    Práctica 35C (§35)

    Traducción al inglés
    1. For how long did you visit Madrid? I arrived in the city in August. 2. Who did you go with? I traveled with my classmates from secondary school. 3. Which museums did you see? I visited El Prado and the Reina Sofía. 4. On which day did you start your classes? I started them on Monday the fifteenth. 5. Did you make lots of friends? Yes, I met several Spanish people. 6. Did you enjoy the night life? Yes, I went to (was in) several clubs. 7. Were you able to improve your Spanish? Of course, that's what I went for. 8. What did you bring from the trip? I took many pictures and bought quite a few gifts. 9. How did you feel over all? I had a lot of fun.

    Narración en pretérito: España medieval

    Práctica 35D (§35)

    Traducción al inglés
    Yesterday, I went to the library and decided to read for a while. So, I looked for a book reserved for the Spanish class, and I continued my reading on the history of Spain. According to what I read yesterday, the Muslims from North Africa invaded Hispania in the year 711 and, in a few years, conquered most of the peninsula. The Christian Visigoths had to refuge in the north, but for eight centuries kept the determination to reconquer the country. The Muslims put their administrative center in the city of Cordoba, which became an intellectual center for the Islamic culture. One of the heroes of the Christian reconquest was El Cid. Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar was born near Burgos, and died heroically in the year 1099. Many medieval trovadors sang to the heroism of this character, showing how a small army managed to defeat an empire with hundreds of thousands of warriors. Almost two hundred years later, in the 12th century, the Song of Mio Cid appeared, which was one of the first books published in Spanish language. This reading seemed interesting to me, and gave me a lot to think of.
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