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¡Necesito ayuda! Learning Spanish, Please help!

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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¡Hola, mis amigos! ¡Necesito ayuda! ¿Como usar verbo ser?

Okay Spanish speaking friends, I hope that didn't confuse you too terribly much. It was my attempt to ask for help on when to know which version of verbo ser is appropriate when using possessives. Also I seem to have difficulty understanding the sentence structure some. I appreciate any clarification I can get....

So far my understanding is as follows:...

I/me (Yo/mi/mis) ~ soy
you (tu) ~ eres
ours (nuestro/a/os/as/) ~ somos
you all (vuestra/o/as/os) ~ sois
formal you (Ustd?)~ su
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM

How are you trying to learn the language.  The sentence structure tends to run backwards from english/american.........  Te amo--You I love or I love you.   I learned it formally in school over 15 years ago so i am very rusty and not a native speaker.

jenniamigo
by Platinum Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Quoting frndlyfn:

How are you trying to learn the language.  The sentence structure tends to run backwards from english/american.........  Te amo--You I love or I love you.   I learned it formally in school over 15 years ago so i am very rusty and not a native speaker.


I am taking a college course

MamiJaAyla
by Silver Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 8:30 PM

okay you are sorta there

So far my understanding is as follows:...

I

Quote:

/me (Yo/mi/mis) ~ soy
you (tu) ~ eres
ours (nuestro/a/os/as/) ~ somos
you all (vuestra/o/as/os) ~ sois
formal you (Ustd?)~ su


One of the main issues I see is that you are confusing I/you/she etc.  for Mine/ours/yours... just like in english they are not the same.

ser is to be.  so I am, You are, She is, They ...   You get the idea  

You would not say  Mine am  or My am in Enlish right.... same in Spanish so its

I am - Yo soy

You are - tu eres

We are - nosotros somos   (nuestra/o is more like our like nuestra casa - our house  nuestros hijos - our kids)

vosotros somos  (vosotros is used in some dialects I guess its formal spanish not too sure on its exact but I know more or less what it should "sound" like.)

Usted es

Usetedes son 

Su casa is Her house or Your house.  Su is not "to be" 

estamos may be on your list nosotros estamos en el parque. We are at the park.

Good luck.

Kmary
by Silver Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I'm a Spanish teacher, but am not exactly understanding what you're specifically asking.  Are you wondering about the conjugation of the verb Ser or what the possessive adjectives are? 

sayyestosuccess
by New Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM

I'm guessing that you are trying to learn the difference between ser and estar? If so, here is a list of the differences for each.

Estar is used for present location or describing a temporary illness. For example, Yo estoy en la biblioteca. Or, Estoy muy bien or muy enferma.


Ser is used for everything else. So ser is used to describe profession (including being a student), telling time, physical description, nationality, where someone is from. Here are some examples:

Son las once de la mañana.

Yo soy estudiante. Or Tú eres profesora.

Mi madre es morena y alta.

Yo soy argentina.

Mis padres son de Cuba.


Yo soy- means I am

Tú eres- means you (informal) are

El, ella, Ud es- means he, she, you (formal) is/are

nosotros somos- means we are

ellos/ellas/Uds son- they are

This verb works identically to English. You just have to remember your subjects and then remember what the verb means (to be). I mentioned estar because it also means to be; however, it is used in different circumstances (as mentioned above).

I  hope that this helps!

ScrChk23
by Amanda on Nov. 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Como?

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