Conjugate ser in El Presente (present tense)

The verb ser (to be) is irregular in El Presente:

yo  soy
eres
él / ella / Ud. es
nosotros /nosotras 
somos
vosotros / vosotras  
sois
ellos / ellas / Uds.  
son

Read and listen to these sentences with ser

Yo soy rubia.
I am blonde.

eres médico.
You are a doctor.

Él es alto.
He is tall.

Nosotros somos hermanos.
We are brothers.

Mis hermanos son irlandeses.
My brothers are Irish.

Laura y Sarah son francesas.
Laura and Sarah are French.

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Mis hermanos son irlandeses.
My brothers are Irish.


eres médico.
You are a doctor.


Vosotras sois gemelas.
You are twin sisters.


Él es alto.
He is tall.


Nosotros somos hermanos.
We are brothers.


Laura y Sarah son francesas.
Laura and Sarah are French.


Ella es amable.
She is nice.


Yo soy rubia.
I am blonde.


Q&A Forum 4 questions, 4 answers

I’m confused when to use ser or estar

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Lesley

We use one or the other depending on the context. There isn't one simple rule differentiating them. We use ser in specific situations and estar in other specific situations. We have many specific lessons on these essential verbs. Here are some of the A1 and A2 lessons:

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-ser-not-estar-to-describe-relationships

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/use-ser-not-estar-to-express-an-essential-or-permanent-characteristic

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-ser-not-estar-to-express-origin-or-nationality

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-estar-when-talking-about-locations

https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/use-estar-not-ser-when-talking-about-physical-condition-of-something

I hope this helps. There are more lessons on ser and estar for more advance levels.

Saludos

Inma

I’m confused when to use ser or estar

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What is the difference between ellos and vosotros?

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Duaae

In Spanish (from Spain) we have a pronoun for "you plural" (vosotros/vosotras)  as in when you are talking to more than one person, and a pronoun for "they" (ellos/ellas). 

Vosotros/vosotras is the equivalent of "you [guys]" in English.

Un saludo

Inma

What is the difference between ellos and vosotros?

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I was wondering why Usted (Ud.) and Ustedes (Uds.) are capitalized in the box for irregular ser verb.

Asked 5 months ago
ShuiKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

¡Hola Joseph!

This is a great question! 

Normally, abbreviations follow the capitalisation rules of the full version of the word. However, there are some exceptions, and this includes forms of address.

This means that even though when you write them out in full, usted and ustedes are all lower case, the abbreviated forms are capitalised (Ud. and Uds. respectively). Some other examples are:

  • señor = Sr.
  • señora = Sra.
  • don = D.

Saludos
Shui

I was wondering why Usted (Ud.) and Ustedes (Uds.) are capitalized in the box for irregular ser verb.

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why do we need conjugations

like seriously, we don't need a new word for each person
Asked 8 months ago
SilviaKwiziq language super star

¡Hola Carter! Conjugations are needed in order to know who carries out the action and when the action takes place. All Latin languages have different verb endings that must be learned in order to communicate effectively.

Many thanks,

Silvia.

why do we need conjugations

like seriously, we don't need a new word for each person

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