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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Examples and resources

Ella es amable.
She is nice.


Yo soy rubia.
I am blonde.


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.


Q&A

Duaae

Kwiziq community member

8 February 2019

1 reply

What is the difference between ellos and vosotros?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

8 February 2019

8/02/19

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

Joseph

Kwiziq community member

23 January 2019

1 reply

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

Shui

Kwiziq language super star

23 January 2019

23/01/19

¡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

Carter

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

1 reply

why do we need conjugations

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

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

19 October 2018

19/10/18

¡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.

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