1.3 Present tense of ser                 Subject pronounsANTE TODO In order to use verbs, you will need to learn about  s...
1.3 Present tense of ser                Singular FIRST PERSON       yo              I                    tú        you (fa...
1.3 Present tense of ser                  Plural                  nosotros        we (masculine) FIRST PERSON             ...
1.3 Present tense of ser                Subject pronouns Spanish has two subject pronouns that mean you  (singular). Use...
1.3 Present tense of ser                Subject pronouns The masculine plural forms nosotros, vosotros, and  ellos refer ...
1.3 Present tense of ser                    Subject pronouns There is no Spanish equivalent of the English subject  prono...
1.3 Present tense of ser                  The verb ser (to be)                  SINGULAR FORMS      yo             soy    ...
1.3 Present tense of ser                       The verb ser (to be)                        PLURAL FORMS   nosotros/as     ...
1.3 Present tense of ser                       Uses of serTo identify people and things—¿Quién es él?                   —...
1.3 Present tense of ser                          Uses of ser To express possession, with the preposition de  —¿De quién ...
1.3 Present tense of ser                           Uses of ser To express origin, using the preposition de  —¿De dónde es...
1.3 Present tense of ser                        Uses of ser To express profession or occupation  Don Francisco es conduct...
1.3 Present tense of ser¡ATENCIÓN! Unlike English, Spanish does not use the indefinite  article (un, una) after ser when ...
1.3 Present tense of ser¡INTÉNTALO! Provide the correct present forms of ser.  1. Gabriel                          _____  ...
1.3 Present tense of serAnswer key  1. Gabriel                     es  2. Juan y yo (m.)              somos  3. Óscar y Fl...
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1.3 present tense of ser

  1. 1. 1.3 Present tense of ser Subject pronounsANTE TODO In order to use verbs, you will need to learn about subject pronouns. A subject pronoun replaces the name or title of a person or thing and acts as the subject of a verb. In both Spanish and English, subject pronouns are divided into three groups: first person, second person, and third person.
  2. 2. 1.3 Present tense of ser Singular FIRST PERSON yo I tú you (familiar)SECOND PERSON usted (Ud.) you (formal) él heTHIRD PERSON ella she
  3. 3. 1.3 Present tense of ser Plural nosotros we (masculine) FIRST PERSON nosotras we (feminine) vosotros you (masc., fam.)SECOND PERSON vosotras you (fem., fam) ustedes (Uds.) you (form.) ellos they (masc.)THIRD PERSON ellas they (fem.)
  4. 4. 1.3 Present tense of ser Subject pronouns Spanish has two subject pronouns that mean you (singular). Use tú when addressing a friend, a family member, or a child you know well. Use usted to address a person with whom you have a formal or more distant relationship, such as a superior at work, a professor, or an older person.
  5. 5. 1.3 Present tense of ser Subject pronouns The masculine plural forms nosotros, vosotros, and ellos refer to a group of males or to a group of males and females. The feminine plural forms nosotras, vosotras, and ellas can refer only to groups made up exclusively of females.
  6. 6. 1.3 Present tense of ser Subject pronouns There is no Spanish equivalent of the English subject pronoun it. Generally it is not expressed in Spanish. Es un problema. Es una computadora. It’s a problem. It’s a computer.
  7. 7. 1.3 Present tense of ser The verb ser (to be) SINGULAR FORMS yo soy I am tú eres you are (fam.)Ud. / él / ella es you are (form.); he / she is
  8. 8. 1.3 Present tense of ser The verb ser (to be) PLURAL FORMS nosotros/as somos we are vosotros/as sois you are (fam.)Uds. / ellos / ellas son you are (form.); they are
  9. 9. 1.3 Present tense of ser Uses of serTo identify people and things—¿Quién es él? —¿Qué es?Who is he? What is it?—Es Javier Gómez Lozano. —Es un mapa de España.He’s Javier Gómez Lozano. It’s a map of Spain.
  10. 10. 1.3 Present tense of ser Uses of ser To express possession, with the preposition de —¿De quién es? —¿De quiénes son? Whose is it? Whose are they? —Es el diario de Maite. —Son los lápices de la chica. It’s Maite’s diary. They are the girl’s pencils. —Es la computadora de Álex. —Son las maletas del chico. It’s Alex’s computer. They are the boy’s suitcases.
  11. 11. 1.3 Present tense of ser Uses of ser To express origin, using the preposition de —¿De dónde es Javier? —¿De dónde es Inés? Where is Javier from? Where is Inés from? —Es de Puerto Rico. —Es del Ecuador. He’s from Puerto Rico. She’s from Ecuador.
  12. 12. 1.3 Present tense of ser Uses of ser To express profession or occupation Don Francisco es conductor. Don Francisco is a driver. Yo soy estudiante. I am a student.
  13. 13. 1.3 Present tense of ser¡ATENCIÓN! Unlike English, Spanish does not use the indefinite article (un, una) after ser when referring to professions, unless accompanied by an adjective or other description: Marta es profesora. Marta es una profesora excelente.
  14. 14. 1.3 Present tense of ser¡INTÉNTALO! Provide the correct present forms of ser. 1. Gabriel _____ 2. Juan y yo (m.) _____ 3. Óscar y Flora _____ 4. Adriana _____ 5. las turistas _____ 6. el chico _____ 7. los conductores _____ 8. el señor y la señora Ruiz _____
  15. 15. 1.3 Present tense of serAnswer key 1. Gabriel es 2. Juan y yo (m.) somos 3. Óscar y Flora son 4. Adriana es 5. las turistas son 6. el chico es 7. los conductores son 8. el señor y la señora Ruiz son

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