Sixth meeting held online


Online meeting - Verbs - Present tense

Last week, Tuesday, we met online. As we are all relatively short of time, we decided to hold the rest of the meetings online.

As we had agreed at the beginning and indicated in the preliminary plan, we wanted to dedicate this lesson to the topic of “verbs”. In the meeting, we went through 10 verbs in present tense. In the next meeting we will go through 10 verbs in the past tense.

For my part, teaching, I had prepared in advance and made a list of frequently used verbs and their conjugation. Showing these during the teaching made it easier. A few verbs I had prepared were:

to be – sein
I am – Ich bin
You are – Du bist
He/She/It is – Er/Sie/Es ist
We are – Wir sind
You are – Ihr seid
They are – Sie sind

to have – haben
I have – Ich habe
You have – Du hast
He/She/It has – Er/Sie/Es hat
We have – Wir haben
You have – Ihr habt
They have – Sie haben

to go – gehen
I go – Ich gehe
You go – Du gehst
He/She/It goes – Er/Sie/Es geht
We go – Wir gehen
You go – Ihr geht
They go – Sie gehen

Jorge taught verbs in Spanish afterwards. One of the examples was:

To be – ser / estar

I am – you are – he/she is – we are – you are – they are:

  • Yo soy – tú eres – él/ella es – nosotros /nosotras somos – vosotros/vosotras sois – ellos/ellas son
  • Yo estoy – tú estás – él/ella está – nosotros/nosotras estamos – vosotros/vosotras estáis – ellos/ellas están

“Nosotros/vosotros/ellos” is used for men and “nosotras/vosotras/ellas” is used for women.

I still have to learn by heart when to use which form of to be. “Ser” is used, among other things, when talking about name, origin, profession, date and time, and “estar” is used when talking about a location or personal condition or a temporary state.


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