Estar en todo (have a finger in everything) Gabriela siempre quiere estar en todo y no hace nada bien. (Gabriela always wants to have a finger in everything and she doesn`t do anything right.) Note: If we are talking about time and the verb “being” is followed by a noun preposition, “estar” is used. “In quÃ© my estamos? – Estamos en Junio. (What month are we? – It`s June.) On the other side, “QuÃ© d`a`s hoy? – Hoy`s Moons. (What day is it? – Today is Monday.) “Estar” is used with many idioms. Most of them follow the “estar -preposicion” structure. These are just a few: with personal reactions, “estar” describes what is perceived by the senses, that is, what a person or thing looks like, looks, looks, looks, is or feels. 1. Lesson Plan Adjective Agreement, SER vs. ESTAR – Physical and Personal Characteristics [MEMBERS] – By checking educational videos on a website, students check the use of ser-estar and their conjugations in the present.
They learn common vocabulary words that describe physical and personality traits, and check the rules of adjective chords. You apply all this knowledge through a guided teaching exercise and an oral presentation of fashion criticism. Estar al corriente de (be up to date) Ustedes necesitan estar al corriente de las noticias de su pa es. You must be aware of the news from your country. If the verb “being” is followed by an adjective, the verb used depends on the meaning. If you are referring to an essential feature, use this product. If you are referring to a state or condition, use estar. estar malo estar orgulloso estar moreno estar p`lido estar pesado estar rico If a name follows the verb, use ser If an adjective follows the verb, decide between “Essence” and “Condition” to say where something is coming from, use ser To say where something is, use estar To tell where an event is taking place, use ser Hola Ser! Thank you for the encouragement! I must say that ser and estar are really strange and complex ideas for English speakers. I did this article because I thought these verbs are not very well taught – teachers usually give students a long list of uses of each verb they have to memorize, or try to convey the idea of ser -permanence and estar – temporary, which is not really at the heart of these verbs.
Most textbooks recommend remembering the use of the ser and estar, and there are different devices that help students do so.