SER o no SER, ¡esa es la cuestión!

One of the most difficult questions in Spanish is to be able to understand when we have to use SER and when ESTAR… Here you have a brief scheme to make it easier.  

Practice answering these questions: ¿Cómo estás?, ¿Cómo eres?

Do not forget to study the adjectives that change their meaning depending on whether we use the verb SER or the verb ESTAR!

Do you need an explanation of the uses of SER and ESTAR? Rocío explains it to you in this video! 

ESTAR

With this infographic we have tried to simplify the uses of ESTAR.

Remember that the use of SER and ESTAR does not always follow the rule of SER = permanent, ESTAR = temporary.

For example, when we talk about the location (which may or may not be permanent) in Spanish we use the verb ESTAR:

Bangkok está en Tailandia.

Another of the most common uses, among others, is describing the temporary physical states or mood. Check its uses and the conjugation in presente de indicativo and if you have questions write a comment!

Do not forget to study the adjectives that change their meaning depending on whether we use the verb SER or the verb ESTAR!

SER

In this post we will see the most frequent uses of the verb SER and its conjugation in presente de indicativo.

Remember that we cannot always abide by the rule of using “SER when it is permanent and ESTAR when it is temporary”.

We use the verb SER to describe permanent characteristics of people, animals and things but also to talk about quantities, prices and events.

Review all its uses and its conjugation in presente de indicativo and practice in the comments with some phrases. ¡Es muy fácil! 😉

Do not forget to study the adjectives that change their meaning depending on whether we use the verb SER or the verb ESTAR!

Complemento directo or indirecto?

Learning how to use los pronombres de Complemento (or Objeto) Directo and Indirecto correctly is difficult even for Spanish speakers. That is why we wanted to simplify the explanation with this infographic based on what we are taught at school when we are young. Ask the verb! If we ask the verb we will know if the complement receives the action of the verb directly or indirectly and, therefore, the correct pronoun that we must use. We hope you like it and don’t forget to share and leave your comments!

Verbos de cambio

verbos de cambio

“Los verbos de cambio” are verbs that express voluntary or involuntary changes that can be temporary or permanent in the appearance, attitude and even the principles of a person. Unlike other languages ​​in which they use one or two verbs (in English “to get”, “to become”; in French “devenir”; in Portuguese “ficar”, “virar”) in Spanish we have several depending on the specific context . It may sound complicated but it is not! With this material you will learn to differentiate and use them correctly.

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verbos de cambio