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Professions in Spanish - Chapter Summary
If you are interested in boosting your knowledge of the Spanish vocabulary and grammar associated with various professions, this chapter can help. Ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of names of professions, physical and personality traits, adjective agreement and much more. Review lessons at your leisure from any computer, smartphone or tablet, then test your understanding by taking short lesson quizzes. Feel free to send any questions you have about chapter topics to our experts. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Share the names of specific professions in Spanish
- Define and conjugate in present tense the word ser
- Describe personality traits using the correct Spanish vocabulary
- Use the correct Spanish vocabulary words for various physical traits
- Showcase an understanding of adjective agreement in Spanish grammar
- Use superlative and comparative terms in Spanish
- Exhibit knowledge of possessive adjectives and noun agreement in Spanish grammar
1. Spanish Vocabulary: The Names of Professions
This lesson uses the fictitious Marcos family to study the vocabulary for various professions, from farmer to baker, banker to accountant. Some words differ based on gender, and there are some grammatical tricks to keep in mind.
2. Ser: Definition and Present Tense Conjugation
Ser! It's probably the most used verb in the Spanish language. It's used to identify people and things, origin, possession, and time. Plus, it's fun to conjugate! Learn how 'to be' in this lesson.
3. Personality Traits in Spanish: Vocabulary & Definitions
Are you interesting? Intelligent, sporty, or lazy? Do you talk and talk, or are you quiet and serious? Find out how to describe your personality and if you are 'buena gente' in this Spanish lesson.
4. Spanish Vocabulary for Physical Traits
What do you look like? What do your friends and family look like? And what about your pets? Learn how to describe physical traits in español in this lesson.
5. Adjective Agreement in Spanish Grammar
Do Spanish adjectives really have a plural form? Do Spanish speakers really say things like 'reds,' 'bigs,' and 'littles?' Find out in this lesson on adjective agreement and placement.
6. Using Comparative & Superlative Terms in Spanish
In this lesson, we'll learn about using comparatives and superlatives to provide descriptions about the level of quality of a person or thing. We'll also learn to use certain words and expressions that help us compare characteristics.
7. Spanish Grammar: Possessive Adjectives and Noun Agreement
Mi casa es su casa. You have probably heard this before but never stopped to analyze the literal meaning. In this lesson, we will break it down and look at the possessive adjectives which are used to express 'my,' 'your,' 'his,' 'her,' 'our' and 'their.'
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Other chapters within the Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace course
- Culture & Etiquette in Spanish-Speaking Countries
- Introductions & Salutations in Spanish
- Numbers & Payment in Spanish
- Customer Service in Spanish
- Appointments & Dates in Spanish
- Talking About Time in Spanish
- Office Buildings in Spanish
- Office Tasks & Errands in Spanish
- Expressing Preference in Spanish
- Leisure Activities in Spanish
- Spanish Terms for Technology
- Job Applications & Interviews in Spanish
- Business Communication in Spanish
- Work & Benefits in Spanish
- Negotiations & Meetings in Spanish
- Office Roles & Positions in Spanish
- Required Assignments for Spanish 105
- Studying for Spanish 105