We all like a bit of gossip, or at least some of us do.
In grammatical terms, this could be expressed as, in this case: ‘the third person singular’. But that sounds very dry, for something as juicy as a ‘bit of gossip’. It’s that part of a conversation when you are talking about somebody else, and what they are like.
Below you can see how we are conjugating the verb (Going into the verb, changing it according to who is speaking, or who we are speaking about) . In this case we are looking at the verb SER = TO BE
Es inglesa She’s English
Es española She’s Spanish
Es inteligente She’s intelligent
Es tonta She’s silly
Es baja She’s short
Es alta She’s tall
Es trabajadora She’s hard-working
Es perezosa She’s lazy
Es graciosa She’s funny
Es simpática She’s nice
Es una mujer She’s a woman
Can you see a pattern emerging?
Notice that the examples I’m using are female friendly at the moment.
Usually language teacher and books teach the male form first, and the female form of verbs and adjectives often are presented as add-ons. I want to change this approach. I hope no males are offended by this.
Repeat, repeat, repeat and memorise the pattern.
More next time…..