Bienvenidos a la clase de espaÃ±ol.
Today we’re going to discuss our feelings.Â A couple of months ago we went through a list of common greetings in conversational Spanish.Â In that list we looked at how to say “How are you?” and how to give a couple quick responses to that question.Â Check out that post here.
Let’s practice asking, “How are you?”
|Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡s?Â Â||The informal/ friendly version|
|Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡ usted?||The formal/ polite version|
|Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡n?||Used when speaking to more than one person|
Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡s? is used to ask “How are you?”Â BUT
- The same question can be used to enquire after how someone else is. To do this you would ask.
Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡ tu mamÃ¡? How is your mom?
Mi mamÃ¡ estÃ¡ bien.
- To ask about more than one person you would say:
Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡nÂ los niÃ±os (the children)?
Los niÃ±os estÃ¡n muy bien gracias.
- The other expressions/ adjectives would change to agree with the gender and number of persons being referred to.
Por ejemplo | For Example:
Â Â Â Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡Â tuÂ abuela (grandmother)?
Â Â Â Â Mi abuelaÂ estÃ¡Â muy ocupada. (busy)
Â Â Â Â Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡n los niÃ±os?
Â Â Â Â Los niÃ±osÂ estÃ¡n muy cansados. (tired)
Most adjectives end in â€œoâ€ when describing men and â€œaâ€ when describing women. But there are exceptions!
Don’t worry, we’ll explore adjectives and agreements in the next lesson.
Answering the Question
While emojis are a fun way to express how you are feeling, maybe you’d like to learn how to express those emotions in Spanish too.Â Here is a list of common emotions and answers you can give when someone asks you, Â¿CÃ³mo estÃ¡s?
So, can you tell me how you are feeling today?
Next Lesson: Using Adjectives in Spanish
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