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1 Ser and estar with adjectives Mosaicos, pp. 38, 69, 70

2 Introduction The verbs SER and ESTAR can be used together with many adjectives. The meaning of the sentence will change depending on which one is chosen.

3 SER + adjectives SER is used with adjectives to describe the qualities of a person, place or thing (what someone or something is like). Examples: Marta es fuerte Marta is strong La casa es roja The house is red Texas es un estado grande Texas is a large state

4 ESTAR + adjectives ESTAR is used with adjectives to describe conditions that are true at a given time but not inherit qualities. It is also used to describe how we feel about a certain person or object. Examples: Marta está alegre Luis is happy Sara está delgada Sara is thin Jaime está cansado Jaime is tired

5 Adjectives generally used with ESTAR Contento/a Happy Causado/a Caused Enojado/a Angry Cerrado/a Closed Abierto/a Open Enfermo/a Sick Limpio/a Clean Ocupado/a Occupied Seguro/a Safe Sucio/a Dirty

6 Difference in meaning Amelia es guapavs Amelia está guapa Amelia is beautiful She is a beautiful girl vs Amelia looks beautiful at this time Pepe es delgadovs Pepe está delgado Pepe is thin Pepe is a thin boy vs He has lost weight recently Ana es listavs Ana está lista Ana is smart Ana is ready

7 Práctica Rusia __ un país grande a) es b) está TRUE FALSE What is true and what is correct? La bicicleta __ roja. a) es b) está TRUE FALSE Tomás __ enojado. a) es b) está TRUE FALSE

8 Práctica (cont.) Rusia __ una ciudad a) es b) está TRUE FALSE What is true and what is correct? La bicicleta __ verde. a) es b) está TRUE FALSE Tomás __ enojado. a) es b) está TRUE FALSE

9 Práctica (cont.) El perro __ gordo. (the dog has gained weight lately) a) es b) está TRUE FALSE What is true and what is correct? Laura __ aburrrida. (Laura is a boring person) a) es b) está TRUE FALSE Javier __ listo. a) es b) está TRUE FALSE

10 Práctica (cont.) El perro __ gordo. (the dog has gained weight lately) a) es b) está TRUE FALSE What is true and what is correct? Laura __ divertida. (Laura is a boring person) a) es b) está TRUE FALSE Javier __ listo. a) es b) está TRUE FALSE

11 ¡Buen trabajo! Hoy hemos aprendido a usar los adjetivos con los verbos SER y ESTAR


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