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Lesson 3 - ser (to be)
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Dialogue Lesson

Adjectives to describe personality in Spanish

In the list below, if there are two Spanish words, the first is the masculine form, and the second is the feminine form (masculine | feminine). If there is only one Spanish word, that is the form used for both men and women. Unlike English, adjectives are made plural when referring to two or more people (Ellos son inteligentes). To make the plural form, follow the rules that you learned in the Plural Lesson. Click on the personality adjectives in the table below to hear the pronunciation and repeat.



Section 1
Select the correct translation.

 1. selfish       

 2. lazy       

 3. hard-working       

 4. generous       

 5. patient       

 6. quiet       

 7. talkative       

 8. shy       

 9. introverted       

10. kind       

11. unfriendly       

12. serious       

13. extroverted       

14. impatient       

15. nice       

16. intelligent       

17. honest       

18. responsible       

19. affectionate       

20. cheerful       



Section 2
Write the translation. Write all of the adjectives in the masculine form for this exercise.

1. unfriendly      

2. patient      

3. quiet      

4. introverted      

5. generous      

6. smart      

7. serious      

8. lazy      

9. shy      

10. hard-working      

11. nice      

12. honest      

13. extroverted      

14. talkative      

15. affectionate      

16. impatient      

17. selfish      

18. cheerful      

19. kind      

20. responsible      


Key Vocabulary

The following is a list of key vocabulary that you will need to know to understand the lesson. Click on the word to hear the pronunciation.



Section 3
Select the correct translation.

1. boyfriend       

2. a little       

3. true       

4. your       

5. how       

6. or       

7. equal, the same       

8. as, than, that       

9. very       

10. too, also       



► Listen to the dialogue

Select the personality characteristics of Rosa's boyfriend.

  • simpático
  • cariñoso
  • hablador
  • impaciente
  • inteligente
  • antipático
  • trabajador
  • introvertido
  • extrovertido
  • serio
  • callado
  • egoísta



Now read the dialogue.

► Listen to the dialogue

  • DIEGO - ¿Cómo es tu novio?
  • ROSA - Es simpático y muy cariñoso. También es muy inteligente y trabajador.
  • DIEGO - ¿Es introvertido o extrovertido?
  • ROSA - Es introvertido. Es un poco serio y callado.
  • DIEGO - Es igual que tú. Tú eres un poco introvertida también.
  • ROSA - Sí. Es cierto. Somos iguales.



Dictations are great for practicing listening and spelling in Spanish. Click on "Listen" to hear the dictation of a sentence. The sentence will be read once quickly and then repeated slowly with pauses to write the words. Write the sentence in the textbox. Click on "Check" to check your answer. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.

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Describe yourself using the verb ser and the adjectives that you learned on this page. You can also write descriptions of the personalities of your friends and family.

  • Examples
  • Soy paciente y seria.
  • Mike es extrovertido y hablador.

If you want to type a special character (like an accented letter) in the comments section, you could do one of the following . . .

  • Select and copy the character that you need → á é í ó ú ü ñ ¿ ¡ Á É Í Ó Ú Ü Ñ « »
  • Use special codes on your computer if you have numeric keypad (instructions HERE).
  • Type your sentences into the text box below and use the special character buttons provided. Then select and copy your text and paste it into the comments section.

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