https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JadeMitche9

CONFUSED.

GREETINGS. Why in this explanation of SER is there not a SER in any of the examples??? Cheers.

Uses of Ser

Ser is used to talk about permanent or lasting attributes. If this general rule is too vague for you, think of the acronym DOCTOR, which stands for Descriptions, Occupations, Characteristics, Time, Origin, and Relationships. Let's take a look at each of the above categories individually.

  1. Descriptions

Descriptions are the essential qualities that define a person or thing and probably won’t change anytime soon. These descriptions can be names, physical descriptions, nationalities, and even religions.

Yo soy Raúl. I am Raul.

Yo soy alta, morena, y delgada. I am tall, dark-skinned, and thin.

Bob es inglés. Bob is English.

Andrés es católico. Andres is Catholic.

November 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ProfesorAntonnio

Because it's an irregular verb

Ser

Yo soy. Tú eres. Él es.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

Nosotros/as somos, vosotros/as sois (Spain only), Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes son.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JadeMitche9

Use SER in a spanish sentence please.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gummysaur

"Ser" is the infinitive, so you could say "Puedo ser amable" to say "I can be friendly". However you're almost always going to see "ser" conjugated, like "Soy amable" = "I'm friendly" or "Ella es amable" = "She is friendly".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samidare1

it can also be used as a noun: i.e.: "El ser humano" (The humane being). "Tu ser me gusta" ( I like your being). Note that "ser" as an irregular verb have a different past tense, check this: "Yo soy un niño" (present), "You fui un niño"(past). "Yo seré un niño" (future, I will be a child). Hope that is helpful. 頑張って!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OwenAllen7

The first thing you should know is that Ser is an irregular verb, so it doesn't follow conjugations for regular verbs (follow regular conjugations for -ar, -er, or -ir verbs,) stem-changing verbs (that morph depending on how you use it in a sentence,) spelling-changing (that have consonant-spelling changes in some forms to follow pronunciation rules,) or reflexive (reflects the action back on the subject of the sentence).

The present tense conjugations of the verb Ser are: (Ser meaning to be) -Yo soy... (I am...) -Tú eres... (Informal You are...) -Usted es... (Formal You are...) -Él/Ella/Ello/Uno es... (He/she/it/one is...) -Nosotros somos... (We are...) -Vosotros sois... (Informal You all are...) -Ellos/Ellas son... (They are...) -Ustedes son... (Formal You all are...)

So in the examples: -Yo soy Raúl. (Soy is the Ser verb meaning am) -Yo soy alta, morena, y delgada. (Soy is the Ser verb meaning am) -Bob es inglés. (Es is the Ser verb meaning is) -Andrés es católico. (Es is the Ser verb meaning is)

So the verb ser isn't a word used in speech, but the conjugations are. I know Spanish can be confusing at times, but since ser itself means 'to be,' would you ever use that in a sentence? Would you say, "I am to be Raul" or "Bob is to be English?" I hope This helped clear things up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idkhbtfm

Could you please move this into the Spanish section of the forums? Don't make a new one, just hit edit then select the appropriate category from the drop-down list. Thanks, and have fun learning Spanish!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreeHelicopters

Never noticed that good question and answers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sureican34

I want to be an engineer -Yo quiero "ser" un ingeniero. The reason why "ser" wasn't used in the explanation you were referring to is because the given examples didn't need to use this conjugation form. Here is another example.....Todos merecemos ser felices.......To be or not to be- Ser o no ser...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sebastian31416

Hi... I teach you spanish if you teach me english, i am a spanish native speaker. Regards.

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