Spanish: Uses of “ser” and “estar” - Presentation 
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This lesson explains uses of “ser” and “estar”. You'll also learn the difference between them. Just take a look at the presentation explained by the instructor with the help of video. This will make your learning simpler. (More text below video...)
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Small part of the explanation from video:
English: Hello, What’s new?! Today we’re going to learn the difference between the verbs “ser” and “estar”, that in English are the verb “to be”
Spanish: ¡Hola, ¿qué hay de nuevo?¡ Hoy vamos a aprender la diferencia entre los verbos “ser” y “estar”, que en inglés son el verbo “to be”.
English: In lesson number three we learned some uses of the verb “ser” and in lesson number eleven some uses of the verb “estar”.
Spanish: En la lección número tres aprendimos algunos usos del verbo “ser” y en la lección número once algunos usos del verbo “estar”.
English: But today I’m going to give you a few examples using both verbs so that you can see the difference between the two.
Spanish: Pero hoy te voy a dar algunos ejemplos usando los dos verbos para que tú puedas ver la diferencia entre los dos.
English: I want you to pay a lot of attention to the sentences I’m going to tell you:
Spanish: Quiero que pongas mucha atención a las oraciones que te voy a decir:
English: I am Luis and now I am in my office. I am from Colombia but I am living in the United States.
Spanish: Soy Luis y ahora estoy en mi oficina. Soy de Colombia pero estoy viviendo en los Estados Unidos.
English: I am a sociable and kind person. I am a Spanish teacher and I am working in New York
Spanish: Soy una persona sociable y amable. Soy profesor de español y estoy trabajando en Nueva York.
English: Let’s see more examples:
Spanish: Veamos más ejemplos:
English: My friend Susana is a very active person but today she is very tired. On the other hand, my friend José is a little lazy but today he is very active.
Spanish: Mi amiga Susana es una persona muy activa pero hoy está muy cansada. Por otro lado, mi amigo José es un poco perezoso pero hoy está muy activo.
English: Lastly, you are a dedicated person because you are studying Spanish. You are very intelligent and I suppose that, at this moment, you are at your house or at your office learning more Spanish.
Spanish: Por último, tú eres una persona dedicada porque estás estudiando español. Eres muy inteligente y supongo que, en este momento, estás en tu casa o en tu oficina aprendiendo más español.
English: Now let’s see if you can answer these questions. I am sure you can!
Spanish: Ahora vamos a ver si puedes responder a estas preguntas. ¡Estoy seguro que sí!
English: First, are you from the United States or are you from another country?
Spanish: Primero, ¿Eres de los Estados Unidos o eres de otro país?
English: Are you sociable and kind?
Spanish: ¿Eres sociable y amable?
English: Are you a student or a professional?
Spanish: ¿Eres estudiante o eres profesional?
English: Are you happy or sad?
Spanish: ¿Estás feliz o triste?
English: Are you at house or are you at your office?
Spanish: ¿Estás en tu casa o estás en tu oficina?
English: Are you studying Spanish or are you surfing the internet?
Spanish: ¿Estás estudiando español o estás navegando la internet?
English: Lastly, what time is it? and what date is today?
Spanish: Por último, ¿Qué hora es? y ¿Qué fecha es hoy?
English: Very well! Now let’s go to the explanation.
Spanish: ¡Muy bien! Ahora vamos a la explicación.
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