Spanish Grammar: The Verb [SER] with Professions and Titles

Spanish Grammar: The Verb SER with Professions and Titles

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Spanish Grammar: The Verb [SER] with Professions and Titles
la gramática española: el verbo [ser] con las profesiones y los títulos

  • The verb [SER] means “to be”. (I am, you are, he/she is, we are, they are …)
  • It will help you identify people, their professions, and job titles.


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 … )

We can use [SER] to identify people, their professions, and job titles.

The verb [SER] is used in many different kinds of expressions, like identifying different professions and titles of people.

Nosotros somos bomberos.
We are firefighters.

Ellos son profesores.
They are professors.

Ella es una doctora.
She is a doctor.


¿Qué hacen ellos?
What do they (masculine/mixed) do?

Ellos son mecánicos.
They are mechanics.

¿Quiénes sois vosotros?
Who are you (familiar, plural)?

Nosotros somos estudiantes.
We are students.

¿Vosotros sois mis estudiantes avanzados?
Are you (familiar, plural) my advanced students?

No, nosotros no somos sus estudiantes avanzados.
No, we are not your advanced students.

¿Quiénes son ellas?
Who are they (fem.)?

Ellas son las bomberas.
They are firefighters (fem.)

¿Eres tú el presidente de la universidad?
Are you the President of the University?

Si, yo soy el presidente de la universidad.
Yes, I am the President of the University.

¿Quién es la actriz?
Who is the actress?

Ella es una actriz famosa.
She is a famous actress.


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