Oooh, I’m so excited!
It’s time to take SER a bit further and see what else is lurking under that cute, innocent-looking word!
Revision of SOY (I am)
Revision of ERES (you are)
Revision of ES (she is or he is)
Those three previous posts were dealing with the SINGULAR form of the verb . I am / YOU are / SHE is or HE is.
If you don’t need to check out those posts then we’ll get straight into the next verb form for SER and when to use it.
It’s all about US
So we humans are gregarious beings. (Well some of us, anyway).
We love to talk abut ourselves, make plans with our friends, tell others about what we are like, etc.
That’s what SOMOS is for.
SOMOS = We are / we’re
DO YOU AGREE?
In previous posts we saw some describing words which worked because they were in singular form .
But now, because ‘WE’ is a plural word in grammar, we have to change the desribing words, or adjectives into the plural form so that they ‘agree’. The adjective has to ‘agree’ with the person it is describing. Singular with singular and plural with plural.
I hope you agree!
Singular and Plural of Some Adjectives
English (nationality )= inglesa (singular) or inglesas (plural) Spanish = española or españolas Intelligent = inteligente (singular) or inteligentes (plural) Silly = tonta (singular) or tontas (plural) Tall = alta (singular) or altas (plural) Short = baja (singular) or bajas (plural)
For the plural forms of the verb SER we need to use…inglesas, españolas, inteligentes, altas , all ending with ‘s’ to show plural form.
TIME TO MAKE SOME
Remembering : We are / we’re = SOMOS
SOMOS inglesas = We’re English (for females)
SOMOS inteligentes = We’re intelligent
SOMOS bajas = We’re short
¿SOMOS inglesas? Are we English?
¿SOMOS inteligentes o (or) tontas? Are we intelligent or silly?
¿SOMOS altas? Are we tall?
No SOMOS españolas…somos inglesas. We aren’t Spanish…we’re English.
No SOMOS tontas…somos inteligentes. We aren’t silly…we’re intelligent.
No SOMOS altas…somos bajas . We aren’t tall…we’re short.
NOW MAKE IT MATTER TO YOU!
I KNOW THIS MAY SOUND STRANGE, BUT DON’T TAKE ANY NOTICE OF THESE SENTENCES ABOVE.
Well not exactly that, but what I want to stress is that you need to make up your OWN sentences…using SOMOS but elaborating a sentence that makes sense in YOUR life.
Doing this will make the connection in your brain stronger and strong connections will make the memory process much more efficient.
That’s what we’re striving for here.
I want to help you make those connections!
If you need help inventing your own personal sentences using SOMOS (or any other) drop me a note and leave the sentence you require in the comment box below and I will help you out.
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