I recently started with the Spanish course 1 on Memrise. But I don’t understand a few things so I thought I would ask them here. Hopefully you could answer my questions. I thank you in advance!
First of all, the Spanish course by Memrise is Spanish that is being spoken in Spain, isn’t it?
Secondly, a few more advanced words showed up like: estás, están, estáis, quieren, queréis or something… I honestly don’t understand a shit of it… Could someone please explain this to me in details?
el primo; la prima = the cousin (masc.; fem.)
el cuñado; la cuñada = the brother-in-law; the sister-in-law
el sobrino; la sobrina = the nephew; the niece
el suegro; la suegra = the father-in-law; the mother-in-law
Is this true:
el primo = masculine cousin (a boy)
la prima = feminine cousin ( a girl)
If it is true, then what about el sobrino and la sobrina? Are they just synonyms of el primo and la prima? El sobrino is a masculine cousin, isn’t it? And same goes for la sobrina, that’s a feminine cousin, right?
And what about the “in-law” after father, mother, brother and sister?
Very basic questions but I really don’t understand them. Hopefully you could help me out.