Homework Help: I need to find out the Spanish word for ?Visitor?

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Hi all.
I am doing Grade 10 Spanish at school. Having never done Spanish before I am battling with some simple homework. We are doing Destinos or Destinations/Travel as our subject for the term.
I need to find out the Spanish word for 'Visitor'
Apparently both present and prederate terms? No idea what those are.
I have googled but no helpful information was found.

Thank in Advance for any help.

  • TheGirlNextDoor
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updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by TheGirlNextDoor

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It may help to see how the whole conjugation process works first, so that you know how to conjugate regular verbs without using the conjugation table. Look here: http://www.spanishdict.com/reference/verbs/present#regular. (present tense) and here - http://www.spanishdict.com/reference/verbs/preterit#regular (preterite.) Also, go here if you want to quiz yourself further:

http://www.studyspanish.com/cgi-bin/verbs/verb_drill.cgi'option=1&title=2&type=A&conjugations=2&subjects=1
http://www.studyspanish.com/cgi-bin/verbs/verb_drill.cgi'option=1&title=12&type=A&conjugations=11&subjects=1

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by Nick-Cortina
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The infinitive form of the verb in English is "to visit."
Visitar is the infinitive form in Spanish.

If you look up top, as the lovely Heidita mentioned, you'll see a tab that says "conjugation." If you click on this tab it will take you to a place where you can type in the verb and see the conjugations. If you type in visitar it will take you to this page: http://www.spanishdict.com/conjugate/visitar

As for what they mean in English...

Each listing follows this order:

I : We
(informal)you : (familiar)You all
he/she/it/(formal)you : They/(formal)you all

The first verb on the chart for the present is "visito," which means "I visit," and the first verb for the pretérito is "visité," which means "I visited."

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by Fredbong
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Okay I'm starting to get it...sort of.
The teacher must have meant find the present and preterite (Thanks for correction) of 'visit' rather than 'visitor' as I thought.

So what would the present and preterite terms be for 'visit'?

Thanks for your help =]

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by TheGirlNextDoor
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visitor is a noun, as Nick has already pointed out. If your teacher asked you to find the present and past tenses, we are looking for the verb "visitar" (which you might have confused with visitor because it sounds similar)

Have a look at our conjugation tab above, it will lead you directly to the verbsmile

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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HI girl, welcome to the forumsmile

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updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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Hola TheGirlNextDoor y bienvenido al foró.

visita/visito -> visitor http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/visito

tener visita o visitas -> to have visitors

visitante -> Visitor, guest. (m & f) http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/visitante

Some other possible words are

s. visita, compañía, persona que llega, visitador, visitante

I'm confused about the question though. I wasn't aware the noun "visitor" could have a tense.

Lesson 2.6 and 2.7 of this site could be of help to you, they are all about travel.

If you meant you wanted the tenses for visitar (to visit) and viajar (to travel) then I could help you, but I don't know how to help you figure out the preterite and present form of the noun visitor.

Well, I don't think anyone can help with the present and preterite forms of visitor, because nouns don't have tenses or conjugations. tongue laugh

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by Nick-Cortina
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Hola TheGirlNextDoor y bienvenido al foró.

visita/visito -> visitor http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/visito
tener visita o visitas -> to have visitors

visitante -> Visitor, guest. (m & f) http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/visitante

Some other possible words are
s. visita, compañía, persona que llega, visitador, visitante

I'm confused about the question though. I wasn't aware the noun "visitor" could have a tense.

Lesson 2.6 and 2.7 of this site could be of help to you, they are all about travel.

If you meant you wanted the tenses for visitar (to visit) and viajar (to travel) then I could help you, but I don't know how to help you figure out the preterite and present form of the noun visitor.

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by Fredbong
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I need to find out the Spanish word for 'Visitor'

Apparently both present and preterite terms? No idea what those are.

  • TheGirlNextDoor

The present and preterite (past) tenses apply to Spanish verbs. Are you trying to conjugate a verb? As for visitor in Spanish, "visitante" may be the word you are looking for. Also, "visitar" is the verb meaning to visit.

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by epicfail
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I think if your going to a certain place your a tourist "visitante"/"visitantes"

updated JUL 15, 2009
posted by toto