Monday, June 16, 2014

Ser and Estar

Ser and Estar both mean "to be".

Common uses of the word ser are:

  • When saying what something is like ( Escuela es aburrida)
  • Where someone is from (Soy de los Estados Unidos y eres  de Júpiter) 
  • Telling time ( Son a las cinco por la tarde)

Whenever I see the word ser, I picture it looking like this:

Common uses of the word estar are:

  • To describe metal states
  • To talk about location
To make this stick I think, " Estar... star.. you know like the movie star kind of stars." From there, I picture movie stars always shooting on location and because of their artistic nature, they have plenty of emotional states.
ser and estar

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