How to Talk about People in Spanish

Learn how to talk about people in Espanol from Spanish teacher Andrea Cukier in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Now, let ’s talk about people we know. Let ’s talk about actual human beings and some of their nationalities and professions. I am going to ask a question; is the teacher Argentinian or is she Spanish? Let ’s hear it in Spanish; La professora es Argentina or Espanola? The answer 'Ya es Argentina.'

Now, I am going to talk about Mr. Romero. El senor Romero no es medico, el es abogado. Mr. Romero is not a doctor, he is a lawyer. You see that little word 'el' with the little stress? That means 'he' not to be confused with 'el' without a stress which means they. So, once again, let ’s see if we can repeat this one; el senor Romero no es medico, el es abogado.

Now, let ’s talk about a real person; the President of Mexico, Mr. Calderon. Let us listen to this sentence; Calderon no es el Presidente de Colombia, el es el Presidente de Mexico. Calderon is not the President of Colombia, he is the President of Mexico. Pay attention how it is this sentence is constructed. Let ’s listen and repeat; Calderon no es el Presidente de Colombia, el es el Presidente de Mexico.

Now, let ’s talk about Mrs. Gomez. La senora Gomez no es secretaria, ella es dentista. Mrs. Gomez is not the secretary, she is a dentist. Pay attention to the word 'ella' which means 'she.' Let ’s listen and repeat; La senora Gomez no es secretaria, ella es dentista.

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