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What is the conjugation of ser?

What is the conjugation of ser?

Conjugating the Irregular Spanish Verb Ser (to Be)

Conjugation Translation
yo soy I am
tú eres You (informal) are
él/ella/ello/uno es He/she/one is
usted es You (formal) are

How do you conjugate ser in the present progressive?

To make the present progressive, add the correct form of estar plus the verb ser, which has the ending -iendo (the Spanish equivalent of ‘ing’)….Let’s ask Camila, the boss, what the secret is:

  1. Para empezar, yo estoy siendo comprensiva con los empleados.
  2. También, los empleados están siendo muy responsables.

What are the 6 forms of ser in Spanish?

Terms in this set (11)

  • Yo. I.
  • Tu. You.
  • Nosotros. We.
  • Vosotros. You all (Informal)
  • El/Ella/Usted. He/She/You all (Formal)
  • Soy. I am.
  • Eres. You are.
  • Es. He is/She is/You are.

Is present progressive ser or estar?

But, when it comes to the Spanish present progressive, you always use estar. Never conjugate ser and use it with a Spanish gerund!

How do you use ser and estar in a sentence?

For example, in “Está feliz” (He/she is happy), the person is happy now but won’t always be happy. If someone were always happy that would contribute to their essence, and therefore would be described using ser: Es feliz (He/She is happy). To describe illnesses, use estar. Estoy enferma (I’m sick), for example.

Do you use ser or estar for occupation?

An occupation is what someone does for a living or as a hobby. Basically, if you’re talking about how someone makes money or fills their time, you’ll use ser. Soy profesora de español.

Should I use ser or estar?

Ser is used in a simple way, to talk about WHAT something is (permanent state). To describe characteristics that are an essential part of the thing we’re talking about. Estar is used to talk about HOW something is, so we use it for conditions, locations, emotions, and actions (temporary states).

What is ser in the present perfect?

Present Perfect of Ser

Subject Pronouns Ser Conjugation: Present Perfect Translation
yo he sido I have been
has sido you have been
él/ella/usted ha sido he/she has been – you (formal) have been
nosotros/as hemos sido we have been

What is the present perfect tense of Ser?

In Spanish, the present perfect form of ser describes a state of being that existed in the past, and might occur again in the future. The present perfect tense is used more in Spain than in Latin America. Make the present perfect using the present indicative form of the verb haber with the past participle of ser, which is “sido.”

What is the past tense of Ser?

In general, fue is the past tense of ser that is to be used when one desires to recount events or to explain how things happened. Use fue when you are sure of the beginning and the end of an event. Era. Era is an imperfect past tense of ser that is to be used when one is not sure of a definite beginning or ending of an event.

When do you use ser and estar?

Ser and estar are the two verbs most frequently used as the equivalent of the English “to be.”. Ser typically is used in describing the nature of someone or something. Estar typically is used in referring to a state of being that isn’t necessarily innate.

When do you use the verb ser?

When to Use Ser. Ser describes the “essence of things”—the things that make something what it is and are unlikely to change. Some people say that ser describes “permanent states,” but we like the essence idea better. Ser is used for both physical descriptions and character descriptions or personality traits.