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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Ser vs. Estar - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Mar 16

By Evelyn Silva

Usamos SER para referirnos a características permanentes o heredadas:

Origen y nacionalidad:

(Origin & nationality)

  • Ana es de Colombia.
  • Ana es colombiana.

Profesión:

(Profession)

  • Daniel es ingeniero.

Identificación:

(Identification)

  • Carlos es pintor del edificio.
  • Esas son las herramientas de mecánico.

Hora:

(Telling time)

  • Son las cinco de la tarde.
  • Es la una en punto.

Características físicas:

(Physical features, inherent qualities)

  • El edificio es pequeño y verde.
  • Los jóvenes son altos y delgados.

Materiales:

(What things are made of)

  • Las llantas son de aluminio.
  • La bolsa es de plástico.

Eventos: (Events taking place)

  • La reunión es en el salón de conferencias..

Posesión: (with de)

  • Los libros son míos.
  • La tarjeta es de Carla.

 

Usamos ESTAR para referirnos a situaciones o condiciones temporales:

Lugar/Localización de personas, animales o cosas:

(Location of people/objects)

  • El libro está sobre la mesa.
  • Los niños están en la escuela.

Ubicación de lugares:

(Location of places)

  • El supermercado está en la calle cuarenta.
  • Las bibliotecas están en el centro.

Condiciones físicas

(Physical states/with adjective to express  conditions)

  • La modelo está enferma.
  • Los trabajadores están cansados.

Estados emocionales

(Feelings, moods)

  • Los niños están alegres.
  • El joven está emocionado proque recibió una carta.

Aparienciencia

(Appearance)

  • La ciudad está limpia. (The city is clean/neat.)
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