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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 31 Spanish adjectives with Ser and Estar Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary, Videos

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis?

Hoy vamos a practicar adjetivos que cambian de significado dependiendo de si se usan con el verbo ser o con el verbo estar. Today, we are going to practice some Spanish adjectives that change their meanings depending on whether they are used with either Ser or Estar.

Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson on the same topic.

To go back and watch the original video lesson please follow this link:

Intermediate theory video lesson 31

1. First, please translate the following sentences from Spanish to English:

Ana está aburrida.
Rafael es muy callado.
Estos tomates están muy frescos.
No me gustan estos plátanos, no están maduros.
Estoy muy orgullosa de mis padres.

2. Next, please translate these sentences from English to Spanish:

Antonio is a very rich man.
Alberto is very mature for his age.
Marta is very quiet today.
This food is very tasty.
You are very annoying today.

3. Now, I will say a few sentences in Spanish using the adjectives we have practised. I will repeat each twice: once using the verb Ser and the other using the verb Estar. You should repeat the correct one. For example, if I say “La puerta es abierta” and “La puerta está abierta”. The correct one is the second choice, as “abierto/a” is used with the verb Ser only when it means to be sociable/extrovertive:

No me gusta este libro, es muy aburrido / No me gusta este libro, está muy aburrido.
Carla es una interesada, solo quiere amigos ricos / Carla está una interesada, solo quiere amigos ricos.
Soy lista para salir / Estoy lista para salir
No entiendo nada, soy muy verde en inglés / No entiendo nada, estoy muy verde en inglés.
Mario es un pesado, no me deja tranquila / Mario está un pesado, no me deja tranquila.

4. Finally, I will say again a few sentences in Spanish using “bueno”, “malo”, “bien” and “mal”. Please repeat the correct option:

Este pastel es muy bueno / Este pastel está muy bueno. (talking about taste)
Los ejercicios son bien / Los ejercicios están bien.
No hagas eso, es mal / No hagas eso, está mal.
Lola es una mujer muy buena / Lola está una mujer muy buena. (to be a good person)
No puedo ir a trabajar, soy mala / No puedo ir a trabajar, estoy mala.

This is all for today.

Using correctly Ser or Estar, as you will probably have realized by now, is one of the trickiest things to master in Spanish. I hope this lesson has helped you to feel more confident when using these fundamental Spanish verbs.

¡Hasta pronto!

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Answers:

1.
Ana is bored.
Rafael is a very quiet person.
Those tomatoes are very fresh.
I don´t like these bananas, they are not ripe.
I am very proud of my parents.

2.
Antonio es un hombre muy rico.
Alberto es muy maduro para sue dad.
Marta está muy callada hoy.
Está comida está muy rica.
Estás muy pesado/a hoy.

3.
No me gusta este libro, es muy aburrido.
Carla es una interesada, solo quiere amigos.
Estoy lista para salir
No entiendo nada, estoy muy verde en inglés.
Mario es un pesado, no me deja tranquila.

4.
Este pastel está muy bueno.
Los ejercicios están bien.
No hagas eso, está mal.
Lola es una mujer muy buena.
No puedo ir a trabajar, estoy mala.

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