Ser vs Estar

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  • #2655

    Language Tutors



    1.   Take the adjective left for you by the last player, choose whether you should it with ‘ser’ or ‘estar’.


    2.   Form a simple sentence. 

    NB:  Each time you play try to use a variety of subjects, eg. estoy, somos, ellos están etc.


    3.   Write it in English and Spanish.


    4.   Give the reason why you chose ‘ser’ or ‘estar’.


    4.   Then choose another adjective from the list below or choose one of your own and leave it for the next player.


    5.   Feel free to add a picture to your post.


    (you do that by finding the picture that you want on the web, right click it and choose ‘copy image location’.  Then come to your post and click on the little picture of the tree on the editor bar above.  Right click in the ‘image url’ box and paste the code there.  Click ‘insert’ and your picture should appear.



    I’ll start us off ….




    Adjective:   cansado (tired)

    My sentence in Spanish and English:        El chico está cansado.      The boy is tired.

    Reason:  Being tired is a state so I used ‘estar’.

    New adjective for the next person:  contento/a




    English Spanish
    ambitious ambicioso
    annoying pesado, necio
    argumentative, quarrelsome discutidor
    bad-tempered malhumorado
    big-headed creído, engreído
    cranky de mala leche, venenoso;
    brave valiente
    cantankerous cascarrabias
    carefree despreocupado
    careless descuidado, poco cuidadoso
    cautious prudente, cauteloso, cauto;
    conceited, full of oneself presumido
    conservative conservador
    conventional convencional
    cowardly cobarde
    crazy, nuts loco, chiflado
    cruel (as in mean) cruel
    charming encantador
    cheerful alegre, jovial;
    dull, boring soso, aburrido
    flirtatious coqueta
    friendly amigable, simpático, agradable
    generous generoso
    hard-working trabajador
    honest honesto
    kind amable
    laid-back tranquilo, relajado
    lazy perezoso, vago
    loyal fiel
    mean (as in stingy) tacaño
    modest modesto
    moody de humor cambiante
    naive ingenuo, inocentón
    naughty (children) malo, travieso (niños)
    open-minded: narrow-minded: de actitud abierta, sin prejuicios de mentalidad cerrada, intolerante;
    polite cortés, educado
    proud orgulloso
    reliable: he’s a very reliable person fiable, confiable: es una persona en la que se puede confiar
    self-confident: to be self-confident seguro de sí mismo: tener confianza en sí mismo
    selfish egoísta
    sensible sensato, prudente;
    sensitive sensible
    shy – introverted tímido, vergonzoso – introvertido
    strict estricto, severo, riguroso
    stubborn terco, testarudo, tozudo
    sympathetic (understanding) comprensivo
    talkative conversador, hablador
    trustworthy digno de confianza
    two-faced falso
    weird raro, extraño
  • #2729


    Adjective: Contento/a (happy)

    My sentence: Estoy contenta (I am happy)

    Reason: Being happy is a emotion or state so I chose estar

    New adjective: valiente 

  • #2748

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    Adjective: valiente (brave)

    My sentence:   Los niños son valientes.

    Reason:   Usually, in Spanish at least, being brave is considered a characteristic Which makes sense really because if you don’t already have that characteristic then you are unlikely to react with bravery when under pressure.

    New adjective:  bajo/a. (short)

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