Spanish Grammar: The Verb SER with Origin

Spanish Grammar: The Verb SER and Origin (Where Are You From?)

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Spanish Grammar: The Verb SER with Origin
la gramática española: el verbo ser con el origen

  • The verb ser means to be, it is an irregular verb.
  • May be used to identify origin.

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The Verb SER : TO BE
(Present Indicative Tense)
yo SOY I am
ERES you are
él / ella / usted ES he / she is – you are
nosotros SOMOS we are
vosotros SOIS y’all are 
ellos / ellas / ustedes SON  they / you all are

The verb SER means to BE(I am, you are, he/she is … )

The verb SER is used in many different kinds of expressions, like origins!

Origin means telling people where you are from. When you use the verb SER with origins, you also need to use the preposition DE, meaning OF or FROM.

This can work for countries, cities, and any other place where you could be from!

Yo soy de los estados unidos.
I am from the United States.

Yo soy de California.
I am from California.

El es de Brooklyn.
He is from Brooklyn.

Ella es de Boston.
She is from Boston.

Nosotros somos de Atlanta.
We are from Atlanta.

Ellos son de México.
They (masc. or mixed) are from Mexico.

Ellas son de Argentina.
They (fem.) are from Argentina.

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¿De dónde es usted?
Where are you from?

Yo soy de los Estados Unidos.
I am from the United States.

¿De dónde es él?
Where is he from?

Él es de Los Angeles.
He is from Los Angeles.

¿De dónde son ellos?
Where are they (masc. or mixed) from?

Ellos son de Madrid, España.
They (masc. or mixed) are from Madrid, Spain.

¿De dónde eres tú?
Where are you (familiar) from?

Yo soy de Buffalo.
I am from Buffalo.

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