How are you?
¿Cómo estás?
Lesson 13 | Meeting new friends
I am fine
Estoy bien
¡Hola!
Lesson 13 on Basic Spanish!
Revision : Possessive adjectives
English Spanish
My Mi (s)
Your (informal) Tu (s)
His/ Her/ Your
(formal)/Their
Su (s)
Our...
Revision : Family relations
English Spanish
Father Papá / Padre
Mother Mamá / Madre
Parents Padres
Brother (s) Hermano (s)...
Revision : Family relations
English Spanish
Grandfather Abuelo
Grandmother Abuela
Grandparents Abuelos
Uncle Tío
Aunt Tía
...
Revision : Forms of irregular verb ‘To-have’
English Spanish
I have Yo tengo
We have Nosotros tenemos
You (informal) have ...
Revision
English Spanish
Pet(s)
Mascotas (same for
singular/ plural)
Cat Gato
Dog Perro
Fish Pescado
Parrot Loro
Bird Pája...
1
2
To-be verb ‘estar’
Making small talk
Today we will learn the second form of the to-be verb
– ‘estar’ and then use it for conversations around
making small talk...
1
2
To-be verb ‘estar’
Making small talk
Ser is used for permanent situations (eg: what something is ) while
Estar for temporary situations
(eg: what something doe...
English Spanish
I am Yo estoy
We are Nosotros estamos
You (informal) are Tú estás
You (informal, pl) are Vosotros estáis
H...
Examples
I am at the office
(Yo) estoy en la oficina
I am = Yo estoy
Examples
She is in the class
Ella está en la clase
She is = Ella está
Since we said 'la oficina' and 'la clase' we know that
office and class take up feminine forms in Spanish
Hence, we used t...
Examples
They are at the hospital
Ellos/as están en el hospital
They are = Ellos/as están
The = El when used with masculine nouns
The = La when used with feminine nouns
Hence, office (oficina) and class (clase) t...
Examples
Where are you?
¿Dónde estás (tú)?
In all the examples we saw, we used estar as
they all referred to temporary situations like
being at a place
Why did we us...
1 2 3
He is at the church
Church = Iglesia (takes up feminine gender)
Try yourself
Él está
en la
iglesia
Él estás
en la
ig...
1 2 3
He is at the church
Church = Iglesia (takes up feminine gender)
Solution
Él está
en la
iglesia
Él estás
en la
iglesi...
English Spanish
I am Yo estoy
We are Nosotros estamos
You (informal) are Tú estás
You (informal, pl) are Vosotros estáis
H...
1
2
To-be verb ‘estar’
Making small talk
Lesson objectives
Mark goes to a new coffee shop, Lisa is one of the
workers there
Mark : Hello! How are you?
Lisa : I am fine
Mark : Can I ...
English Spanish
How? ¿Cómo?
Fine Bien
Smoke Fumar
Toilet Baño
Some new vocabulary!
Making small talk
How are you (informal)?
¿Cómo estás?
We used ‘estar’ and not ‘ser’ in the
last sentence (How are you = ¿Cómo estás?) as ‘How
are you’ refers to a temporary sit...
Let's now learn how would we ask the same question
to someone in a formal situation?
Moving on...
Making small talk
How are you (formal)?
¿Cómo está usted?
Making small talk
I am fine
(Yo) estoy bien
Again, I am fine (Yo estoy bien) also refers
to a temporary situation, meaning, I am fine
right now
Why did we use ‘Estar’?
Let’s revise the conversation we learnt!
English Spanish
How are you (inf.)? ¿Cómo estás?
How are you (formal)? ¿Cómo está...
Making small talk
Can I smoke?
¿Puedo fumar?
Did you notice that in the last sentence, the verb
‘To smoke’ = ‘Fumar’ did not change its form?
This is because we alread...
Making small talk
Where is the toilet?
¿Dónde está el baño?
Since we said 'el baño' we know that toilet or baño
takes up masculine form in Spanish
Grammar tip
Let’s revise the conversation we learnt!
English Spanish
How are you (inf.)? ¿Cómo estás?
I am fine Estoy bien
Can I smoke...
1 2 3
Where is the bar?
Bar = Bar (takes up masculine form)
Try yourself
¿Dónde
estás
el bar?
¿Dónde
está
la bar?
¿Dónde
e...
1 2 3
Where is the bar?
Bar = Bar (takes up masculine form)
Solution
¿Dónde
estás
el bar?
¿Dónde
está
la bar?
¿Dónde
está
...
1 2 3
How are you (informal)?
Try yourself
¿Cómo
es?
¿Cómo
eres?
¿Cómo
estás?
1 2 3
How are you (informal)?
Solution
¿Cómo
es?
¿Cómo
eres?
¿Cómo
estás?
1 2 3
How are you (formal)?
Try yourself
¿Cómo
estás?
¿Cómo
eres
usted?
¿Cómo
está
usted?
1 2 3
How are you (formal)?
Solution
¿Cómo
estás?
¿Cómo
eres
usted?
¿Cómo
está
usted?
Another common question which we can ask while
making small talk is asking someone's birthday
Moving on...
Some new vocabulary!
English Spanish
When? ¿Cuándo?
Birthday Cumpleaños
Birthday = Cumpleaños is loosely derived from
Cumple (koompl-e) = meet/ comply
Años (aa-ny-osh) = years old
Loosely meanin...
Making small talk
When is your birthday?
¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?
Your (informal) = Tu
To respond to questions like 'When is your birthday?'
- you would need to understand how to say dates in
Spanish
We will c...
Revision
English Spanish
How are you (inf.)? ¿Cómo estás?
I am fine Estoy bien
Can I smoke? ¿Puedo fumar?
Yes Sí
Where is ...
Culture Leaf
Culture leaf : Tango dance!
Tango dance originated in Rio
de la Plata (Argentina-
Uruguay border), and spread
to the rest ...
Tango was inscribed onto the UNESCO Intangible
Cultural Heritage Lists in Oct, 2009
Culture leaf : Tango dance!
Don't hang around the dance floor if you're
not dancing
Don't stay in a high-traffic dance area if you are
trying to show ...
Don't talk too much while dancing
Do bring a towel if you sweat a lot
Do dress nicely, don't wear jeans, sneakers or other...
In the next lesson, we will learn some
common expressions of time!
What’s next?
Content
Team CultureAlley, Okairy Zuñiga, Tomasa Merino
Voice over
Jorge Garcia Rey
Images
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi...
See you at the Alley!
Lesson 14 |Some more common
expressions of time!
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Basic Spanish | Lesson 13 | Meeting new friends (how are you?, I am fine), using verb estar

  1. 1. How are you? ¿Cómo estás? Lesson 13 | Meeting new friends I am fine Estoy bien
  2. 2. ¡Hola! Lesson 13 on Basic Spanish!
  3. 3. Revision : Possessive adjectives English Spanish My Mi (s) Your (informal) Tu (s) His/ Her/ Your (formal)/Their Su (s) Our Nuestro (-a, -os, -as) Your (informal, pl) Vuestro (-a, -os, -as)
  4. 4. Revision : Family relations English Spanish Father Papá / Padre Mother Mamá / Madre Parents Padres Brother (s) Hermano (s) Sister (s) Hermana (s) Siblings (mixed) Hermanos Son Hijo Daughter Hija
  5. 5. Revision : Family relations English Spanish Grandfather Abuelo Grandmother Abuela Grandparents Abuelos Uncle Tío Aunt Tía Cousin (male) Primo Cousin (female) Prima
  6. 6. Revision : Forms of irregular verb ‘To-have’ English Spanish I have Yo tengo We have Nosotros tenemos You (informal) have Tú tienes You (informal, pl) have Vosotros tenéis You (formal) have/ He/ She has Usted/ Él/ Ella tiene You (formal, pl have)/ They have Ustedes/ Ellos/ Ellas tienen Not tieno
  7. 7. Revision English Spanish Pet(s) Mascotas (same for singular/ plural) Cat Gato Dog Perro Fish Pescado Parrot Loro Bird Pájaro
  8. 8. 1 2 To-be verb ‘estar’ Making small talk
  9. 9. Today we will learn the second form of the to-be verb – ‘estar’ and then use it for conversations around making small talk with people! So let’s get started with the forms of Estar! What’s in store today?
  10. 10. 1 2 To-be verb ‘estar’ Making small talk
  11. 11. Ser is used for permanent situations (eg: what something is ) while Estar for temporary situations (eg: what something does temporarily) Example Ser = Soy de America = I am from America (permanent) Estar = Estoy en la oficina = I am at the office (temporary) Soy and Estoy are forms of Ser and Estar when used with 'Yo' or 'I' Ser vs. Estar
  12. 12. English Spanish I am Yo estoy We are Nosotros estamos You (informal) are Tú estás You (informal, pl) are Vosotros estáis He is / She is / You (formal) are Él / Ella / Usted está They are/ You (formal, pl) are Ellos / Ellas / Ustedes están Forms of ‘Estar’
  13. 13. Examples I am at the office (Yo) estoy en la oficina I am = Yo estoy
  14. 14. Examples She is in the class Ella está en la clase She is = Ella está
  15. 15. Since we said 'la oficina' and 'la clase' we know that office and class take up feminine forms in Spanish Hence, we used the feminine form of 'the' or 'la' Grammar tip
  16. 16. Examples They are at the hospital Ellos/as están en el hospital They are = Ellos/as están
  17. 17. The = El when used with masculine nouns The = La when used with feminine nouns Hence, office (oficina) and class (clase) take up feminine forms while hospital takes up masculine form Do you remember?
  18. 18. Examples Where are you? ¿Dónde estás (tú)?
  19. 19. In all the examples we saw, we used estar as they all referred to temporary situations like being at a place Why did we use 'Estar'?
  20. 20. 1 2 3 He is at the church Church = Iglesia (takes up feminine gender) Try yourself Él está en la iglesia Él estás en la iglesia Él está en el iglesia
  21. 21. 1 2 3 He is at the church Church = Iglesia (takes up feminine gender) Solution Él está en la iglesia Él estás en la iglesia Él está en el iglesia
  22. 22. English Spanish I am Yo estoy We are Nosotros estamos You (informal) are Tú estás You (informal, pl) are Vosotros estáis He is / She is / You (formal) are El / Ella / Usted está You are / They are Ellos / Ellas / Ustedes están Let's revise!
  23. 23. 1 2 To-be verb ‘estar’ Making small talk Lesson objectives
  24. 24. Mark goes to a new coffee shop, Lisa is one of the workers there Mark : Hello! How are you? Lisa : I am fine Mark : Can I smoke? Lisa : Yes Mark : Where is the toilet? Conversation
  25. 25. English Spanish How? ¿Cómo? Fine Bien Smoke Fumar Toilet Baño Some new vocabulary!
  26. 26. Making small talk How are you (informal)? ¿Cómo estás?
  27. 27. We used ‘estar’ and not ‘ser’ in the last sentence (How are you = ¿Cómo estás?) as ‘How are you’ refers to a temporary situation, meaning : how are you right now? Why did we use ‘Estar’?
  28. 28. Let's now learn how would we ask the same question to someone in a formal situation? Moving on...
  29. 29. Making small talk How are you (formal)? ¿Cómo está usted?
  30. 30. Making small talk I am fine (Yo) estoy bien
  31. 31. Again, I am fine (Yo estoy bien) also refers to a temporary situation, meaning, I am fine right now Why did we use ‘Estar’?
  32. 32. Let’s revise the conversation we learnt! English Spanish How are you (inf.)? ¿Cómo estás? How are you (formal)? ¿Cómo está usted? I am fine Estoy bien
  33. 33. Making small talk Can I smoke? ¿Puedo fumar?
  34. 34. Did you notice that in the last sentence, the verb ‘To smoke’ = ‘Fumar’ did not change its form? This is because we already conjugated (changed form) the verb ‘Can’ = ‘Poder (o->ue)’ I can = Puedo I can smoke = Puedo fumar Hence, Can I smoke = ¿Puedo fumar? Grammar tip
  35. 35. Making small talk Where is the toilet? ¿Dónde está el baño?
  36. 36. Since we said 'el baño' we know that toilet or baño takes up masculine form in Spanish Grammar tip
  37. 37. Let’s revise the conversation we learnt! English Spanish How are you (inf.)? ¿Cómo estás? I am fine Estoy bien Can I smoke? ¿Puedo fumar? Yes Sí Where is the toilet? ¿Dónde está el baño?
  38. 38. 1 2 3 Where is the bar? Bar = Bar (takes up masculine form) Try yourself ¿Dónde estás el bar? ¿Dónde está la bar? ¿Dónde está el bar?
  39. 39. 1 2 3 Where is the bar? Bar = Bar (takes up masculine form) Solution ¿Dónde estás el bar? ¿Dónde está la bar? ¿Dónde está el bar?
  40. 40. 1 2 3 How are you (informal)? Try yourself ¿Cómo es? ¿Cómo eres? ¿Cómo estás?
  41. 41. 1 2 3 How are you (informal)? Solution ¿Cómo es? ¿Cómo eres? ¿Cómo estás?
  42. 42. 1 2 3 How are you (formal)? Try yourself ¿Cómo estás? ¿Cómo eres usted? ¿Cómo está usted?
  43. 43. 1 2 3 How are you (formal)? Solution ¿Cómo estás? ¿Cómo eres usted? ¿Cómo está usted?
  44. 44. Another common question which we can ask while making small talk is asking someone's birthday Moving on...
  45. 45. Some new vocabulary! English Spanish When? ¿Cuándo? Birthday Cumpleaños
  46. 46. Birthday = Cumpleaños is loosely derived from Cumple (koompl-e) = meet/ comply Años (aa-ny-osh) = years old Loosely meaning to comply with being another year old Grammar tip
  47. 47. Making small talk When is your birthday? ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? Your (informal) = Tu
  48. 48. To respond to questions like 'When is your birthday?' - you would need to understand how to say dates in Spanish We will cover this in future lessons... For now, let's revise what we saw today and then learn about Tango dancing! Responding to : When is your birthday?
  49. 49. Revision English Spanish How are you (inf.)? ¿Cómo estás? I am fine Estoy bien Can I smoke? ¿Puedo fumar? Yes Sí Where is the toilet? ¿Dónde está el baño?
  50. 50. Culture Leaf
  51. 51. Culture leaf : Tango dance! Tango dance originated in Rio de la Plata (Argentina- Uruguay border), and spread to the rest of the world soon after A couple dances Argentine Tango
  52. 52. Tango was inscribed onto the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in Oct, 2009 Culture leaf : Tango dance!
  53. 53. Don't hang around the dance floor if you're not dancing Don't stay in a high-traffic dance area if you are trying to show someone a new step Don't stop in the outer lane while dancing. Those are the faster lanes on the dance floor and the slower lane in the middle Culture leaf : Tango dance – Do(s) and Don’t(s)!
  54. 54. Don't talk too much while dancing Do bring a towel if you sweat a lot Do dress nicely, don't wear jeans, sneakers or other casual attire Culture leaf : Tango dance – Do(s) and Don’t(s)!
  55. 55. In the next lesson, we will learn some common expressions of time! What’s next?
  56. 56. Content Team CultureAlley, Okairy Zuñiga, Tomasa Merino Voice over Jorge Garcia Rey Images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TangoCouple.jpg User: Raphael Koerich Credits
  57. 57. See you at the Alley!
  58. 58. Lesson 14 |Some more common expressions of time!

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