Ser Present Tense Conjugation

Use the chart, examples, and video below to learn how to conjugate ser in the present tense.

Ser: Present Tense Conjugation Chart

yo soy
él/ella/Ud. es
nosotros somos
vosotros sois
ellos/ellas/Uds. son

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Examples: how to conjugate ser in present tense

Here are some examples of conjugating ser in present form:

No soy artista.

I am not an artist.

No eres tímido. Eres misterioso.

You are not shy. You're mysterious.

Es mejor que yo en el tenis.

He/she is better at tennis than me.


  • Ser is an irregular verb, making it trickier to learn.
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Here's a reminder of what the Spanish personal pronouns mean:

  • yo = I
  • tú = you (informal)
  • él/ella = he/she
  • nosotros/nosotras = we
  • vosotros/vosotras = you (plural, informal, Spain only)
  • ellos/ellas = they
  • Usted = you (singular formal) & ustedes = you (plural formal). These are used much more in Latin America than in Spain - the latter being more informal.

How to conjugate ser in the present tense - recommended video:

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See how to conjugate ser in other tenses:

Conjugate ser in the preterite

Conjugate ser in the imperfect

Conjugate ser in the future

Conjugate ser in the subjunctive