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HISP 2000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: The Chairs, Mi Casa, Rice


Department
Hispanic Studies
Course Code
HISP 2000
Professor
Lee L' Clerc
Chapter
1

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ESTRUCTURA 2, PP. 24-6
I. When to use ESTAR [to be] (estoy / estás / está / estamos / estáis / están)
POSSIBILITY OF CHANGE
1. Location of objects and persons or pets:
Mi perro está en la casa; mi casa es cerca del lago. (My dog is at home; my house is near
the lake)
¿Dónde están mis zapatos? (Where are my shoes?)
2. Conditions and personal reactions, to express a physical or mental/emotional state or
condition of the subject (persons or things) when that condition is variable or when it is a
change from the norm, whether perceived or real (how a subject looks, tastes, seems,
feels, etc.):
Vosotros estáis tristes, pero nosotros estamos contentos (You are sad, but we are
happy)
La sopa está muy buena pero está fría (The soup is (tastes) very good, but it is (it feels)
cold)
¡Tus hermanos están muy guapos hoy! (Your brothers are (they look) very handsome
today!)
3. To describe a state or condition that is the result of an action; used with past
participles as adjectives:
Él hizo el arroz. El arroz está hecho. (He made the rice. The rice is made)
4. Action in progress; used with the present participle to form the present progressive
tenses:
¿Por qué te estás riendo de mí? (Why are you laughing at me?)
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II. When to use SER [to be] (soy / eres / es / somos / sois / son)
WHO or WHAT THE SUBJECT IS
1. Characteristics of a person or thing:
Ella es joven, es baja, es morena, y es inteligente (She is young, short, brunette, and
intelligent)
La casa es grande y también es bonita (The house is big and also pretty)
2. Origin use with de (from) & nationality:
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