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Ser vs Estar in Spanish: Using ser in Spanish (not estar) to introduce people

Ser vs Estar in Spanish: introducing people

We use the verb ser (not estar) to introduce people, or introduce yourself.

Read and listen to these examples:

Esta es mi hermana Luisa.This is my sister Luisa.

Este es Daniel, mi novio.This is Daniel, my boyfriend.

Estos son mis amigos, David y Tomás.These are my friends, David and Tomás.

Hola, soy Javier.Hi, I'm Javier.

See also Conjugate ser in the present tense in Spanish (El Presente).

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Estos son mis amigos, David y Tomás.These are my friends, David and Tomás.
Este es Daniel, mi novio.This is Daniel, my boyfriend.
Esta es mi hermana Luisa.This is my sister Luisa.
Hola, soy Javier.Hi, I'm Javier.
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