Verbs “ser” and “estar” Finally Explained.

Verbs "ser" and "estar" Finally Explained.

Verbs: To be or… to be?

 

In order for you to understand the use of the verbs “ser” and “estar”, you need to use them and hopefully hear them (so you get used to them) in the right context. This worksheet will help you practice its use in the right situation.

 

These are irregular verbs, that means they are not conjugated like any other. Something to keep in mind, is that in Spanish is not necessary to mention the personal pronoun (I, you, he…). You will conjugate all verbs in Spanish depending on the person, therefore, you can omit the personal pronoun.

 

First remember the conjugation:

 

Verbs "ser" and "estar" Finally Explained.

 

A couple of things you definitely need to know:

 

Both mean (to be) but you will use them in different contexts and functions.

Ser: Permanent situations: Soy feliz (feeling in general); Names (Soy Maria); Soy colombiano (nationality); physical appearance (soy alta); personality (soy sociable).

Estar: Temporary situations: Estoy feliz (feeling right now); relationship status (estoy casado); location (Estoy en clase); Health Condition (estoy enferma).

 

 

 

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