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01-012 – ¿Cómo eres? – Describing your personality

Posted by Señor Jordan on Sep 22, 2008 in basics, conjugation, grammar, year 1 |

In this lesson, we’ll be covering the yo and forms of the verb SER (to be).  As well as telling you how to say Yo soy (I am) and Tú eres (you are), this video also teaches some adjectives to describe your personality.

Hope it’s helpful!  Please leave suggestions, comments or questions if you so feel the need or desire.

Vocabulario:
¿Cómo eres?
– What are you like?
atrevido – brave, adventurous
prudente – cautious
generoso – generous
tacaño
– stingy
simpático – nice, kind
antipático – unpleasant
deportista – athletic
artístico – artistic
trabajador – hard-working
perezoso – lazy
ordenado – organized
desordenado – unorganized
gracioso – funny. goofy
serio – serious
paciente – patient
impaciente – impatient

¿Eres _? – Are you _?
Sí, (yo) soy _. – Yes, I am _.
No, (yo) no soy _. – No, I am not _.

¿Eres _ o _? – Are you _ or _?

No soy ni _ ni _.
– I am not _ or _.

a veces – sometimes
bastante – rather, quite, kind of
muy – very
siempre – always
nunca – never

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Related video(s):

  1. How to describe people physically in Spanish!
  2. ¿Cómo eres? – Describing your personality (part 2)
  3. Descripciones fisicas
  4. Present Tense: Ser + descriptions and physical characteristics

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17 Comments

faye
Apr 9, 2010 at 10:10 am

the adjectives ending with o do they change to a with females? like simpatico?


 
Nozo
Sep 7, 2010 at 7:25 am

hmmm… im not sure but simpatico – female simpatica
o change a in word
expample
atrevido
(female) atrevida
Sorry but my english is not good and spanish is no good too;p


 
Señor Jordan
Sep 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

If you’re asking if simpático changes to simpática when you’re talking about a female… you’re right! ¡Muy bien!

-Sr. Jordan


 
burak
Dec 3, 2010 at 11:03 am

thanks jordan, it’s like taking a spanish course at home.


 
Robyn
Jan 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Do all the adjectives change from a to o for female and male?


 
Robyn
Jan 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Never mind. I just watched the next video. lol


 
Roney
Jun 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Hola, senor Jordan.
I wondered if the adverb in espanol such as ”a veces” , ” nunca”, ” bastante” , ”siembre”, are like those in english, which can be put in whatever place of the sentence.
Can I say , A veces soy bastante generoso ,pero soy nunca tacano. ?


 
Sr. Jordan
Mar 1, 2012 at 7:56 am

Hola Sr. Jordan,
Mi nombre es Franklin Fuentes y tambien comparto la pasion por ensenar el idioma. Ahora estoy ensenando en el colegio de GlenRock High School.
Quiero agradecerle por la constancia con la que ha desarrollado esta serie de publicaciones las que nos ayudan mucho en nuestras clases diarias aqui en Glen Rock.
Muchas gracias por permitirnos ver sus videos


 
grimes
Apr 11, 2012 at 5:28 am

come se dice normally? like nomally i’m patient pero a veces soy impatient


 
Señor Jordan
Apr 11, 2012 at 5:52 am

Normalmente. / Generalmente
Normalmente / Generalmente soy paciente pero a veces soy impaciente.


 
bat
Oct 21, 2013 at 7:21 am

Como eres means “what are you like?”

So, “Eres gracioso?” is asking Are you (like) funny?

the word “like” becomes uderstood and is eliminated? Is that why I don’t see it in most simple sentence formations?

It confuses me that’s why I ask so I hope you can explain the point further.

“Gusta” is of another definiton of like and that’s why I wish to be sure that this is another new definition of the like word,


 
Señor Jordan
Nov 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Great question.

The problem here is that the constructions in both languages are different.

We have to add words in English because we wouldn’t say it the same way in Spanish.

¿Cómo eres? = How are you (as a person)?
We wouldn’t ask that question. We would ask, “What are you like?”

¿Cómo estás? = How are you (feeling)?

There is no actual “like” in the first one. It’s just something we would say in English in the question to distinguish it from a similar question, “What are you?” I hope that clarifies your confusion.


 
Jose Peino
Sep 12, 2014 at 8:51 am

Please help, i no understand.
Gracias


 
Jai
Oct 9, 2014 at 4:35 am

Sir how do you say veces in spainish


 
Jai
Oct 9, 2014 at 4:37 am

Also what does nunca mean?


 
Jennifer
Jan 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Hola señor Jordan,
I was wondering how you change a statement into a question.
For example: Ana no responde a mis cartas. Would it be: no responde Ana a mis cartas? Does the subject always follow a verb when asking a question? Thanks for your help.


 
Katherine Perez-Lofton
Jan 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

Buenos dias senor Jordan,
I am Venezuelan and work as Spanish Teacher in Bellville Texas. You are a great help to my classes, my students thinks we are close friends lol (well I see you almost everyday on your videos, right?). Muchas gracias por tus videos, mis alumnos de High School lo disfrutan y esperan poder conocerte algun dia.
We are planning to get some of your shirts, let you know as soon I get answers. Regards and many blessings.


 

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