Español 3

Hola, clase. Nuestro libro es Realidades 3.

Vamos a aprender sobre el arte ahora.

We are going to learn about Art and artists like Pablo Picasso now.  You need to know how to choose between the Preterite and the Imperfect and familiarize yourself with Ser and Estar again.  After the Quarterly you will be learning another use of Estar.  Look at the following:

Estar + Participio                                             (-ed in English -ado in Spanish)

The past participle is frequently used with the verb estar. It is what we call the “passive voice.”  María y Juan decoraron la clase. Mary and John decorated the classroom. La clase estaba decorada por María y Juan. The classroom was decorated by Mary and John. 

 Many adjectives in Spanish are actually past participles of verbs. *ya indicates that you will use estar with the participle* (aburrido, cansado, divertido)

 To form a past participle you add -ado to the root of -ar verbs and -ido to the root of -er and -ir verbs.

1)    Use está or están for the present and estaba or estaban for the past!


2)    Regular forms

        decorado          to decorate      decorated
           conocido          to know                  known
        preferido          to prefer          preferred

El teatro está cerrado.                                   The theater is closed.
El tren está parado.                                       The train is stopped.
El pintor está sentado.                                   The painter is seated.
Las paredes estaban pintadas.                       The walls were painted.


3)    Irregular Forms

abrir                      abierto            open        

cubrir              cubierto          covered

descubrir         descubierto  discovered

morir             muerto            dead

resolver             resuelto          resolved

volver            vuelto           returned

escribir           escrito          written

poner             puesto           placed/put/set

ver                 visto            seen/viewed     

decir                 dicho             said/told

hacer              hecho             done 

romper              roto               broken 

4)    Make sure that the participle matches the noun!

El cartel está hecho de papel.      The poster is made of paper.

Los libros están escritos por Ernest Hemingway. The books are written by Ernest Hemingway.


La tierra estaba cubierta con la nieve.  The ground was covered with snow.

Las revistas ya estaban descubiertas en la tienda. The magazines were already discovered in the store.