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Cuándo usar el pretérito perfecto

Raquel October 24, 2022

SEMANA 5

Cuando usar el pretérito perfecto

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by complex grammar terminology when you first start learning Spanish.

So what exactly do we mean by the present perfect Spanish tense (or “pretérito perfecto” en español)?

The name preterite perfect is a little confusing as it’s not clear whether the tense is related to the past, or the present.

The truth is that it’s related to both.

Actually, the word ‘preterite’ means past in Spanish grammar, and the word ‘perfect’ is linked or related to the present.

 

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