El verbo SER

The Spanish verb SER is used, for example, to describe people. We use it to express someone's name, personality, appearance, nationality. Unlike English, it has six different forms, one for each pronoun. It is an irregular verb. It is important to differentiate it from the verb ESTAR. Both verbs are translated as the verb 'to be' in English, but SER is more permanent than ESTAR.

When we talk about or describe someone, we use the verb SER:
La alumna es colombiana. The student is Colombian.
El profesor es venezolano. The teacher is Venezuelan.
Los amigos son simpáticos. The friends are nice.
Ella es María. She is María.

Pronoun Verb form
Yo soy
Tú eres
Él, Ella, Ustedes Nosotros, Nosotras somos
Vosotros, vosotras sois
Ellos, Ellas, Ustedes son
Use 'yo' to talk about ourselves: Yo soy Gimena. I am Gimena.
Use 'tú' to talk to another person, like 'you' in English. ¿Tú eres salvadoreña? Are you Salvadoran?
Use 'él' to talk about men and boys, like 'he' in English. Él es Mario. Él es muy simpático. He is Mario. He is very nice.
Use 'ella' to talk about women and girls, like 'she'. Ella es Julia. Ella es muy seria. She is Julia. She is very serious.
Use 'usted' to show respect. ¿Usted es el Sr. (señor) Gómez? Are you Mr. Gómez?
Use 'nosotros' to talk about ourselves. Nosotros somos amigos. We are friends.
In Spain, use 'vosotros' to speak to more than one person informally. ¿Vosotros sois estudiantes? Are you students?
Use use 'ellos' to talk about more than one person. Ellos son de Ecuador. They are from Ecuador.
Use 'ellas' to talk about more than one woman. Ellas son profesoras. They are teachers.
In Spain, use 'ustedes' to address more than one person formally. ¿Ustedes son de Madrid? Are you from Madrid?
In Latin America, use 'ustedes' to address more than one person formally or informally. ¿Ustedes son de Perú? Are you from Peru?
July 27, 2018
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¡Hola, qué tal! ¡Cómo estas? Espero que muy bien! My name is Carlos and I'm from Lima, Peru. Spanish is my native language, but I can also speak English as well as French. I'm graduate of the Teacher's University in Trujillo (Peru) with a major in secondary education. I'm focused on self-improvement, besides I have many interest: languages: French (I have my DELF B2) English ( I will take the TOEFL exam) music: (I play guitar) singing sports: running, hiking, gym reading: (history, literature, crime) cooking: Peru is full of delicious dishes traveling: I'm passionate about travelling and I've been in Chile, Brazil Bolivie, Ecuador so far) My students say I'm a smiling person. What is make me different from other Spanish teachers? / What can you uniquely offer me? As a detailed oriented person, I have developed my own effective curriculum. I am connected with the student also outside of the classes, as I believe that the relationship with your teacher is very important. Then if the student agrees with this I can send messages (WhatsApp, Telegram...) to be in touch after the class finishes. I've been teaching Spanish since 2015, when I lived on Huanchaco to many foreigners who visited this place. I like my lessons to be fun, because I do a little space to informal conversation so I can know more about my student.
Flag
Spanish
globe
Peru
time
5
Speaks:
Spanish
Native
,
English
C1
,
French
B2
,
Portuguese
B1
,
Russian
A1
,
German
A1
,
Mandarin
A1
¡Hola, qué tal! ¡Cómo estas? Espero que muy bien! My name is Carlos and I'm from Lima, Peru. Spanish is my native language, but I can also speak English as well as French. I'm graduate of the Teacher's University in Trujillo (Peru) with a major in secondary education. I'm focused on self-improvement, besides I have many interest: languages: French (I have my DELF B2) English ( I will take the TOEFL exam) music: (I play guitar) singing sports: running, hiking, gym reading: (history, literature, crime) cooking: Peru is full of delicious dishes traveling: I'm passionate about travelling and I've been in Chile, Brazil Bolivie, Ecuador so far) My students say I'm a smiling person. What is make me different from other Spanish teachers? / What can you uniquely offer me? As a detailed oriented person, I have developed my own effective curriculum. I am connected with the student also outside of the classes, as I believe that the relationship with your teacher is very important. Then if the student agrees with this I can send messages (WhatsApp, Telegram...) to be in touch after the class finishes. I've been teaching Spanish since 2015, when I lived on Huanchaco to many foreigners who visited this place. I like my lessons to be fun, because I do a little space to informal conversation so I can know more about my student.
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