2Verbs are words that are most often used to name actions or link two ideas together. Verbs in English have different forms depending on who is doing the action or when the action is occurring:I walk, she walks, we walked, etc.The most basic form of a verb is called an infinitive.In English, you can spot infinitives because they usually have the word “to” in front of them:to swim, to read, to writeVerbs
3Verbs in Spanish in their most basic form are infinitives Infinitives in Spanish do NOT have a separate word “to” in front of them but when you translate them they ALWAYS start with the word “to” in the English translations.Spanish infinitives are only one word.They ALWAYS end in either –ar, -er, or -ir
4To do this you must conjugate the verbs You will want to use verbs in ways other than in the infinitive forms. (to be)To do this you must conjugate the verbsto beamisareThe easiest way to conjugate in Spanish is in a verb chart (required)The form of the verb will change with each subjectYo4) NosotrosNosotras2) Tú5) VosotrosVosotras3) ÉlEllaUd.6) EllosEllasUds.
5The verb ser means to be.Ser is an extremely irregular verb.Use ser to describe what a person or thing is like.Conjugating Ser
6Ser- to be 1. (yo) soy 4. (nosotros) somos 2. (tú) eres 5. (vosotros) sois3. (él)(ella) es(Ud.)6. (ellos)(ellas) son(Uds.)
7Because soy, eres, and somos always have the same subject you can often omit the subject pronoun.
8Answer in the Nosotros,-as form How to answer questions If asked in the tú formAnswer in the yo form¿De dónde eres?Soy de Crete.If asked in the Ud. formAnswer in the yo form.¿De dónde es Ud.?If asked in the Uds. formAnswer in the Nosotros,-as form¿De dónde son Uds.?Nosotros somos de Crete.How to answer questionsSummarize: What is different between Eng. infinitives and Spanish?What’s special about Ser? What about asking questions?