Spanish Verbs Tener, Ser, Llevar And How To Describe People


In this Spanish exercise, we will figure out how to utilize the Spanish action words tener, ser and llevar to depict individuals. Some of you realize the fundamental jargon to portray individuals; nonetheless, some of the time we need to make an extensive and more unmistakable depiction of an individual, to discuss his actual appearance and character. In this exercise we will find out about what action words you can utilize and what action words you can’t, just as some new jargon.

To discuss the qualities considered lasting or objective in an individual we utilize the action word SER.

For instance:

Tom Cruise es bajo, castaño y lindo. (Tom Cruise is short, has earthy colored hair and is adorable.)

Additionally UPSers is utilized to talk about the lasting highlights in the character of an individual:

Steve Jobs es inteligente, creativo e innovador. (Steve Jobs is brilliant, inventive and imaginative.)

At the point when we need to feature specific pieces of the body, we should utilize TENER:

Tiene ojos grandes ( She has huge eyes), ojos chicos (little eyes), ojos verdes (green eyes), ojos azules (blue eyes), ojos negros (bruised eyes), ojos grises (dim eyes). Él tiene frente ancha (He has an enormous brow), frente angosta (little temple). Alguien puede tener nariz grande, linda, fea, pequeña (Someone can have a major, charming, monstrous, little nose). Orejas grandes, chicas, puntiagudas (Large, little, sharp ears). Boca ancha, finita, grande (A wide, limited, huge mouth). Mentón largo (Long jawline). Pelo rubio, castaño, morocho, pelirrojo/colorado, lacio, rizado, corto, largo. (light hair, earthy colored hair, dull haired, red hair, straight hair, wavy hair, short hair, long hair). Yet, no tiene pelo, ES calvo/pelado (He doesn’t have hair, he is uncovered).

Likewise: Tiene un lunar (She has a mole), tiene pecas (She has spots), tiene anteojos (glasses), aparatos (supports), aros (piercings), tatuajes (tattoos).

Would we be able to utilize “Llevar”(Wears)? Indeed, at times we can do it:

Lleva anteojos (Wears glasses), pelo atado (hair tied), pelo largo (long hair), pelo corto (short hair), lleva barba (wears a facial hair growth), bigote (mustache), lleva sombrero (wears cap).

Yet, the accompanying won’t work: lleva nariz grande, lleva ojos azules (wear a major nose, wear blue eyes). This is on the grounds that these are not close to home choices. To have long hair is an individual choice however to have a major nose isn’t. So recollect, if an actual attribute of somebody is a decision, you can utilize “llevar.” But in the event that it’s anything but a decision and is an intrinsic actual trademark, you should utilize “Tener.”

On the off chance that you are as yet experiencing difficulty with utilizing Spanish action words subsequent to perusing this article a device that my private understudies have discovered helpful is the Verbarrator programming. I should concede that I disdain the name Verbarrator. My private understudies have additionally tracked down that all or the greater part of the learning-Spanish books in the Practice Makes Perfect arrangement have been of enormous assistance to them. This closes the present exercise on the best way to utilize the Spanish action words tener, ser and llevar to depict individuals.

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