The Bi-Lingual Technocraft
I'm here to the resque!I can express myself in English as well as in Spanish because I can understand,speak,read and write in both languages as well.My 7th grade English teacher had just come from a 10 year military service.Did that man know how to express
himself,and help others to do so,in English!I learned much with him.We were a very advataged group in school,so,all my mates took advantage of him.He was a happy person,and I am a happy person,too.So,when anyone meets me,I make him,or her feel happy.
Many of my students dread conjugating verbs. They dread it even more when the verbs are irregular and have the same meaning!! The verbs
ser and estar both mean
"to be", so what is the difference between the two?? Ser is used to describe things that are permanent or often unchangeable. For example, Yo soy de Estados Unidos.(I am from the United States). The form
of ser used in the sentence is soy. You can not change where you are from. Ser is also used to describe characteristics, professions, religions and nationalities.
Estar is used to describe things that are temporary. For example,
Yo estoy en Florida para las vacaciones(I am in Florida for vacation).
I am vacationing in Florida, but I am not from there. There is a little rhyme that is printed in the textbook,
Realidades, which helps you remember when to use the verb, estar. The rhyme goes,