Carefully review the notes in Resources about the verbs SER and ESTAR and how they are different. They both mean TO BE, and this is a tough part of the language for English speakers to grasp because in Spanish both of these words mean TO BE. English speakers have to now separate an action that in English is thought of as one in the same.
Post, in complete sentences, a response to the questions below. Reply to others by making suggestions or identifying errors, if possible, (in English) OR comment in Spanish to specific information somebody else has shared and ask questions to further the discussion. (For example, if I posted “Soy de Fountain Valley” somebody else may ask “Dónde está Fountain Valley?” I might then say “Fountain Valley está en California, cerca de Los Angeles.”
Try to use the Spanish you have learned although I am fine with you looking up a word or two. Watch the online translators as they are great to treat as a dictionary but most of the time translate entire sentences incorrectly. The tool is a great idea but very far from being perfected…
I want the sentences to be at such a level that others can read them and understand them on their own. So challenge yourself to say as much as you can from your own skills and also take the challenge of trying to read and comprehend a lot of other posts on the board.
Now get out there and have some fun.
¿De dónde eres ? ¿Dónde estás en este momento? ¿Cómo estás hoy? ¿Cómo eres tú?
Please answer the questions in Spanish. Here are the answers that I would give in english.
Where are you from ? I am from a small town in Maryland.
Where are you right now? I am deployed in southwest asia.
How are you today ? I am doing pretty good today.
How are you? Excited to be going home soon.