Ser And Estar

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Ser And Estar

  1. 1. SER y ESTAR (to be)
  2. 2. SER Y ESTAR <ul><li>Spanish has two verbs which are equivalent in meaning to the verb ‘to be’ in </li></ul><ul><li>English. These verbs are ser and estar . These two verbs are irregular in the </li></ul><ul><li>present tense. Although they mean they have the same meaning, it is important </li></ul><ul><li>that you know and understand when to use them. Both verbs are conjugated as </li></ul><ul><li>follows in the present tense: </li></ul><ul><li>SER ESTAR </li></ul><ul><li>soy estoy </li></ul><ul><li>eres est ás </li></ul><ul><li>es est á </li></ul><ul><li>somos estamos </li></ul><ul><li>son est án </li></ul>
  3. 3. USES OF THE VERB SER <ul><li>The verb ‘ser’ is used to express: </li></ul>SER (to be) nationality personality ownership Physical and moral attributes origin Time, dates, week days religion age colour profession
  4. 4. USES OF THE VERB SER <ul><li>The verb ser is used to express/tell: </li></ul>Relationship places where events is take place marital status materials from which something is made the shape of an object the shape of an object size of something impersonal expression SER (to be)
  5. 5. USES OF THE VERB ESTAR <ul><li>The verb ‘estar’ is used to express: </li></ul>ESTAR (to be) phases of health weather condition Temporary state of being permanent or temporary location/position of people and things
  6. 6. USES OF THE VERB ESTAR <ul><li>The verb ‘estar’ is used to express: </li></ul>the progressive tense weather results of an action Transitory, unusual and recently changed conditions ESTAR (to be)

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