Spanish Grammar: The Verb [SER] with Nationalities

Spanish Grammar: The Verb SER and Nationalities

Creative Commons Image via The LEAF Project


Spanish Grammar: The Verb [SER] with Nationalities
la gramática española: el verbo [ser] con las nacionalidades

  • The verb [SER] means to be. (I am, you are, he/she is, we are, they are …)
  • [SER] is one of the first verbs you’ll need to know.


60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson


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 to identify your nationality!

¿Tú ERES estadounidense?
Are you an “united-statesian”?

Si, yo SOY un estadounidense.
Yes, I am an united-statesian!

Él ES peruano.
He is peruvian.

Nosotros SOMOS argentinos.
We are Argentinean.

¿Vosotros SOIS canadienses?
Are y’all Canadian?


¿Sus amigos son alemanes?
Are your friends German?

No, mis amigos no son alemanes.
No, my friends are not German.

Ellos son franceses?
Are they French?

No, no son franceses. Ellos son suizos.
No, they are not French. They are Swiss.

¿Vosotros sois japoneses?
Are y’all (familiar) Japanese?

Si, nosotros somos japoneses. Nosotros somos de Tokyo.
Yes, we are Japanese. We are from Tokyo.

¿El es cubano?
Is he Cuban?

Si, el es cubano.
Yes, he is Cuban.



Quizlet Activities

  • Direct Link: []
  • Click on the top right-hand corner for Options.
  • Click on the bottom right-hand corner to change Study Mode