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In this Spanish lesson we will see some Spanish indefinite pronouns and adjectives (some, any, anybody, anything, etc) in use with negative/positive sentences and questions. As with English, the Spanish indefinite pronoun or adjective you use depends on whether the sentence is negative, positive or a question. In English we say “some apples”, for example, when we have a positive affirmation that there are some apples, “no apples” for a negative statement that there aren’t any apples and “any apples” for a question about whether there any apples. In Spanish you will also have to remember various combinations of indefinite pronoun and adjective and the best way to remember them is to practice and practice with them. I suggest that you repeat each setence after me in the video to work on your Spanish pronunciation and then practice as much as you can afterwards by writing similar example sentences in Spanish using all of the different combinations.

Lesson notes:

Algo de: ¿Sabes algo de inglés?: Do you know any English?
Nada de: No sé nada de inglés: I don´t know any English.
Algo: ¿Quieres algo?: Do you want anything?
Nada: No quiero nada : I don´t want anything
Alguien: ¿Conoces a alguien en esta ciudad?: Do you know anybody in this city?
Nadie: No conozco a nadie: I don´t know anybody
Algún: ¿Conoces a algún médico?: Do you know a doctor?
Algún: Sí, conozco a algún médico. Yes, I know a doctor.
Alguno: Sí, conozco alguno: Yes, I know some.
Algunos: Sí, conozco a algunos médicos:Yes, I know some doctors.
Ningún: No, no conozco a ningún médico: No, I don´t know a doctor.
Ninguno: No, no conozco a ninguno: No, I don´t know any.

Activity:

Complete the gaps in the following sentences…

1. ¿Tienes ………… libro de misterio?
No, no tengo ………………., pero tengo …………….. libros de ciencia ficción.
2. Tengo hambre. ¿Tienes ……………… jamón?
No tengo …………… jamón, pero tengo ……………… aceitunas.
No gracias. No me gustan las aceitunas.

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Algunas patatas.
Nada.
Alguien.
Algo de queso.
Nadie.

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