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The Present Tense of ser (to be) (El tiempo presente del verbo ser ). s oy. s omos. ( yo ). ( nosotros ). eres. ( s ois). ( vosotros ). ( tú ). ( ustedes ). ( usted ). es. s on. ( ellos ). ( él ). S er Its conjuga t i o n. ( ellas ). ( ella ). *( it ). irregular.

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the present tense of ser to be el tiempo presente del verbo ser
The Present Tense of ser (to be)

(El tiempo presente del verbo ser)

s er its conjuga t i o n

soy

somos

(yo)

(nosotros)

eres

(sois)

(vosotros)

(tú)

(ustedes)

(usted)

es

son

(ellos)

(él)

Ser

Its conjugation

(ellas)

(ella)

*(it)

irregular

Ser is an verb

s er is one of the to be verbs

What someone or something is

Who someone is

The origin of someone or something

The inherent qualities of someone or something

Ser is used to express:

Ser is one of the “to be” verbs

s er tells what is

someone

in terms of profession or occupation

SER tells what is

Ellaes profesora.

s er tells what is1

someone

With ser, as with all verbs in Spanish, the form of the verb must “flip” to its “opposite” form when it applies to someone within the conversation.

soy somos

eres sois

es son

SER tells what is

Yosoy el profesor Vargas.

¿Quién erestú?

Yo

soy

María.

s er tells what is2

someone

Conversely, if the verb form refers to someone or something outside the conversation, it does not “flip.”

soy somos

eres sois

es son

SER tells what is

¿Qué es eso que tienes en la mano?

Es

mi teléfono celular.

s er tells what is3

something

Estoes un diccionario.

(Thisis a dictionary.)

SER tells what is

Estoes una pluma.

(Thisis a pen.)

s er tells who is

someone

¿Quién es usted?

¿Yo? Yo soy Manuel Ortiz.

SER tells who is

s er also tells our origin

La señorita es de Nueva York.

Notice that de means “from” and must be placed before the question word dónde when asking where someone is from: literally, “From where are you?”

SER also tells our origin

¿De dónde eres tú?

Yo soyde . . .

Be aware that de must be used in the response as well as in the question.

s er is used with inherent qualities

Los perros son obedientes.

SER is used with inherent qualities

El monstruo es muy feo.

Somos una familia feliz.