Ser and Estar

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  1. Define Ser
    Ser is used when describing and defining persons and things.
  2. Define Estar
    • A) Used to discuss the location or position of persons or things.
    • Ex: Luis está en la playa.

    • B)Used to indicate states.
    • Ex: Esta clase Está muy sucia.
  3. Ser or Estar: Which is used only for temporary states?
    • Estar
    • Ex: Alvaro está hoy muy guapo.
    • Ex: Estoy muy nervioso porque manaña tengo un examen.
  4. Ser or Estar: Which is used to define the subject?
    • Ser
    • Ex: Alvaro es muy guapo.
    • Ex: Mi secretario es bastante nervioso.
  5. Words often used with Ser.
    Necesario, imposible, feliz, inteligente, normal
  6. Words often used with Estar
    Bien, mal, enamorado, contento, roto, enfermo
  7. Words used with Ser and Estar
    bueno, malo, pesado, caro, barato, tonto, joven, estupendo, tranquilo

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Ser and Estar
2011-07-09 18:45:33
Spanish Grammar

Grammar Rules Test 1
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