Spanish: Subject Pronouns & The Verb"to be"- Presentation 
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This lesson explains Subject Pronouns & the verb "to be".
English: When we want to avoid repeating the names of people in Spanish, we replace them with short words that are known as personal pronouns. If we mean that those people are the ones who carry out the actions described in our sentences, the Spanish personal pronouns we use are known as subject pronouns. The most fundamental aspect of learning a new language – and Spanish is no exception – is, precisely, to identify these pronouns and to learn to differentiate who I am from who you are. In this lesson you will take the first steps toward establishing that difference in Spanish.
Another characteristic of Spanish that sets it apart from English is the degree to which the verbs change to refer to different people. This is another aspect that we will begin in this lesson, focusing on the most essential of the verbs in any language: the verb “to be.” In Spanish, this verb expresses who we are, what we are, how we are, what we do, and where we come from, the most elemental questions about any person or thing.(More text below video...)
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(Continued from above)
Spanish: Cuando queremos evitar repetir los nombres de personas en español, los remplazamos con palabras breves que se conocen como pronombres personales. Si queremos decir que esas personas son las que ejecutan las acciones descritas en nuestras frases, los pronombres personales españoles que usamos se conocen como pronombres de sujeto. El aspecto más fundamental de aprender una nueva lengua--y el español no es una excepción--es, precisamente, identificar estos pronombres y aprender a diferenciar quién soy yo de quién eres tú. En esta lección darás los primeros pasos para establecer esa diferencia en español.
Otra característica del español que lo sitúa aparte del inglés es el grado en el que cambian los verbos al referirse a diferentes personas. Éste es otro aspecto que iniciaremos en esta lección, enfocándonos en el más esencial de los verbos en cualquier idioma: el verbo "ser." En español, este verbo expresa quienes somos, qué somos, cómo somos, lo que hacemos y de dónde venimos, las cuestiones más elementales sobre cualquier persona o cosa.

Small part of the explanation from video:
English: Hello friends! This is our third Spanish lesson. Today we are going to identify many people. What their names are, their professions and what country they’re from!
Spanish: ¡Hola amigos! Esta es nuestra tercera lección de español. Hoy vamos a identificar a muchas personas. Cuáles son sus nombres, sus profesiones y de qué país son!
English: As an example, I am going to identify myself at this moment. Are you ready?
Spanish: Como ejemplo, yo voy a identificarme en este momento. ¿Están listos?
English: I AM Luis Cardozo, I AM a Spanish Instructor and I AM from Colombia. Also, I AM a nice and friendly person.
Spanish: YO SOY Luis Cardozo, SOY instructor de español y SOY de Colombia. También, SOY una persona simpática y amigable.
English: Now we are going to identify some other people!
Spanish: Ahora vamos a identificar a otras personas!
English: Now we are going to identify some other people!
Spanish: Ahora vamos a identificar a otras personas!
(the image of a male doctor)
English: Who IS HE?
Spanish: ¿Quién ES ÉL?
English: HE IS Peter. Peter IS a doctor and HE IS from Peru. HE IS patient and funny.
Spanish: ÉL ES Pedro. Pedro ES doctor y ES del Perú. ÉL ES paciente y chistoso.
(the image of a female lawyer)
English: Who IS SHE?
Spanish: ¿Quién ES ELLA?
English: She is Mary. Mary is a lawyer and she is from México. She is shy and happy.
Spanish: ELLA ES María. María ES abogada y ES de México. ELLA ES tímida y alegre.
(image of a male and a female professional, athletic man and woman)
English: Who ARE THEY? 
Spanish: ¿Quiénes SON ELLOS?
English: THEY ARE John and Lucy. John and Lucy ARE professionals and THEY ARE from the United States. THEY ARE interesting and athletic.
Spanish: ELLOS SON Juan y Lucía. Juan y Lucía SON profesionales y SON de los Estados Unidos. ELLOS SON interesantes y atléticos.
English: See you soon!
Spanish: Hasta pronto!
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