Using SER to give basic information

Use SER to give basic information

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn the personal subject pronouns. 
  • State professions, nationality, & appearance using SER.

Key Words & Phrases

  • Adjectives 
    • Joven 
    • Inteligente 
    • Grande 
    • Pequeño(a)
    • Alto(a)
    • Bonito(a)
    • Amigable
  • Ser conjugation 

  • ¿Cómo eres?
    • Soy ___ [joven, inteligente, alto(a), bonito(a), amigable] 
    • Soy ___ [profession] 
    • Soy ___ [nationality]
  • ¿Cómo es él?
    • Él es inteligente.   
  • ¿Cómo es ella?
    • Ella es alta y bonita.  
  • ¿Cómo es el elefante?
    • El elefante es grande. 


Spanish Subject Pronouns

How to Use the Verb Ser in Spanish

SpanishDict (subj. pronouns) 

Spanish Learning Lab (ser)


Maestro Kaplan (ser)

Senor Jordan (ser)


Study Spanish (subj. pronouns) 

Rocket Languages (ser)

SpanishDict (nationalities) 

BaseLang (professions)


Conjuguemos (games)

121 Spanish (quiz)

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below.

  • ¿Cómo eres?
  • ¿Cómo es ella?
  • ¿Cómo es él?


Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below.

Partner Speaking Exercise:

  • Play a guessing game with a Spanish speaker.  Pick a famous person and see if they can guess who it is using the verb SER and descriptive adjectives, professions and nationalities. Then have the other person pick someone and it’s your turn to guess. 

Independent Speaking Exercise:

  • Choose 5-6 professions here and 5-6 nationalities here.  Write them down.  Go through 5 or 6 ser conjugations (depending on if you’re studying Spanish for Latin America or Spain) and practice each of them at least twice with a different nationality or profession. 

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module.

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