Cap3-Ser vs estar

Cap3-Ser vs estar - To be or not to be? S far wehavele d...

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To be or not to be? To be or not to be? So far we have learned two ways to express the concept of “to be”: ser estar In this slide show, we’ll look more closely at the differences between these two verbs.
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Ser Ser Let’s start with ser , the first verb we learned. This verb is used to talk about essential things ( es sential es). Think of the acronym T.O.P.I.C. T.O.P.I.C.
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T T ime ime The first letter of T.O.P.I.C. T.O.P.I.C. stands for “ time .” When we talk about time in Spanish, we always use ser: ¿Qué hora es ? Son las 3:30. Hoy es lunes.
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O O rigin rigin The second letter of T.O.P.I.C. T.O.P.I.C. stands for “origin.” We use ser to talk about where people are from: Soy de Chicago. Marta es venezolana.
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P P rofessions rofessions We can also use ser to talk about people’s jobs: Mi hermano es ingeniero. Ellas son profesoras.
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I I dentification dentification The fourth letter of T.O.P.I.C. T.O.P.I.C. refers to “identification.” This can be used to name people: Ella es mi prima. places: Springfield es la capital de Illinois. things: ¿Qué tipo de animal es ? Es un león. and events (“takes place”) La fiesta es en la casa de Alicia.
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I dentification dentification You also use ser to identify possession (i.e., who owns what ): Es mi diccionario. Esta no
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