After the test, we continued practicing pronouns and the verb ser, by doing the exercises in the book, and going over them.
Next week the quiz on Monday will be on the subject pronouns and the verb ser,. and the test section on Tuesday will be on the same thing. Students need to know which pronoun is used to replace a noun or a person's name, and what form of the verb ser needs to be used.
Talking about someone:
John = he = él
Mary = she = ella
John and Mary = they = ellos
Mary and Anner = they (feminine) = ellas
Mary and I = we = nosotros or nosotras (if it is two women)
Mary and you = vosotros or vosotras (if it is two women). People in Spain would use this form, but other Spanish speakers would use ustedes. Students in Spanish I can pick which one to use.
Talking to someone:
John = you = tú
Marie = you = tú
John and Marie = you = vosotros/ustedes
Señor Gómez = you = usted
Señor y Señora Gómes = you = ustedes
If it is a conversation, and someone is speaking about themselves, you would use I = yo.
Hola, me llamo Ana. Yo soy de España.
Be very careful about conversations, because the pronouns will change as they talk about either themselves or others around them. Always look at the pronoun that is right before the blank, or sometimes after the blank if is a question.
The verb ser
Ser = To be
Yo soy = I am Nosotros/Nosotras somos = We are
Tú eres (familiar) = You are Vosotros/Vosotras sois (you are, only used in Spain) = You are
Él es = He is Ellos son (boys only or boys and girls)= They are
Ella es = She is Ellas son (only girls) = They are
Usted es (formal) = You are Ustedes son (plural formal in Spain;plural familiar
and formal elsewhere) = You are