In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn Spanish adverbs of frequency (always, never, often, sometimes, etc) and practice using them in typical sentences in the Spanish present tense. We use the present tense to describe things that we usually do as a general rule and adverbs of frequency help specify more clearly how often we do these things. For example, “Yo juego tennis” (I play tennis) is a sentence in the Spanish present tense. If we want to say how often we play tennis we can add a Spanish adverb of frequency and say, for example: “Yo siempre juego tennis” (I always play tennis) or “Yo casi nunca juego tennis” (I hardly ever play tennis). Don’t forget that you can always ommit the Spanish personal pronouns (yo, tú, él, ella, nosotros, etc) and say, for example, “Siempre juego tennis” or “Casi nunca juego tennis”.
A menudo: often
Muchas veces: many times
A veces: sometimes
Muy pocas veces: not very often
Casi nunca: hardly ever
Vamos siempre: we always go
Vamos a menudo: we often go
Vamos muchas veces: we go many times
Vamos a veces: we sometimes go
Vamos casi nunca: we hardly ever go
Casi nunca vamos: we hardly ever go
No vamos nunca: we never go
Nunca vamos: we never go
Translate the following…
I always work.
Ana and Miguel go to Madrid sometimes.
Do you study often? (friendly/one person)
We never eat olives.
Do you drink coffee? (formal/group)
Here are the answers to the last activity: