For the price of a tube of Super Glue in Quito, you get the book you’ll need to become confident that you’re using Ser & Estar correctly!
And yes. I actually have bought a tube of Super Glue in Quito, Ecuador. 🙂
If you’re a learner of the Spanish language, no matter what your level is, you have come across the verbs Ser and Estar, which can cause some confusion – especially if you are a native English speaker. In English, we have one way to say “To Be” – and for us, that’s sufficient. But in Spanish, it’s a whole other story.
Therefore, I wrote a new book called “Ripping Apart the Spanish Language: Ser & Estar”, which is now available on Amazon.com.
You may be asking yourself this question. Like the rest of us, you may have seen a couple of books floating around out there that deal with the subject of Ser versus Estar. But I have not seen many books that explain Ser and Estar in sufficient detail, that squash all doubts about their usage, and instill such a sense of confidence in the reader that by the time they complete the book he or she can proudly say, “Hey, I really get it now!”
Therefore, it is my mission to change this.
It has been my purpose to write a book that gives you exactly what you need and ends the quest for that missing information in your Spanish learning journey.
This book will take you through many uses of Ser and Estar individually, explaining just how it works, using lots of examples and providing lots of exercises to “make it stick”.
By the end of this book, I am confident that you will have mastered the usages of Ser and Estar and will be ready to go out and speak like you know what you’re doing.
Uses of Ser
Some of the uses of Ser that we’ll be covering in this section
are as follows:
● Nationality And Place Of Origin
● Physical Traits
● Personal Characteristics
● Religious Affiliation
● Materials Things Are Made Of
● Ser With The Infinitive
● Time & Date
● Relationships Between People
● Location of Events
● Prices of Things Using Ser
● Impersonal Expressions
● Political Affiliation
● Amounts and Numbers
● Predicate Nominatives
● Commands Using Ser
Uses of Estar
Some of the uses of Estar that we’ll cover in this section are
the following, to name a few:
● Location and Position (but not Events)
● Present Progressive
● Civil Status
● Results of an Action