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Spanish Ser vs. Estar Rap

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Published on Feb 5, 2010

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Back by popular request! From the team that brought you Por vs Para comes the next smash hit in Spanish Education, the Ser vs Estar Rap!

Students and teachers:

**To view this video on an educational level, it is best to follow these steps:

1) Simply watch the video and enjoy it.

2) Watch the video a second time, actively noting when to use Ser and Estar mentally.

3) Watch the video a third time, this time taking notes on Ser/Estar usage and memorable lyrics that will help with with meaning.

(Lyrics appear below for further educational/ recreational usage.)

LYRICS:

Listen up, young knowledge seekers,
Papa John's blastin' out ya speakers,
Take your Espanol up by far,
No more Para and Por, it's Ser & Estar

We quicken the pace, your heart starts to race,
We lace the verse with knowledge and fix your sad case,
So this is the drill, it's something you know,
So start taking notes, Escucha! Let's go!

CHORUS:
SER! ESTAR! Listen up to these bars,
And when you're done, you'll be a Spanish Superstar!
You and me, we'll learn to use "To be"
Let your ears "Escuchar," to SER and ESTAR! HEY!

When do you use Ser and why?
First time is when you are descri-
-bing, a thing, whether me or you,
Ser's there to describe the attributes,
When you say Papa's the best, Better than the rest, you're gonna use "es,"
Descriptions and characteristics,
Ser is DC, like the capital or comics.

Now we gon' break down Estar,
Cause it's not scary whatsoever,
On a general level, Estar's a temporary endeavor,
Used with things that end in time,
It's really quite clever,
When you're using Estar, it will not last forever!

CHORUS

What is it that you do?
What's your job, how do you get paid?
Gonna use Ser, for anywhere,
That we will find an occupation.
Daughters and sons, open up your ears,
Ser is the verb for your careers,
Whatever get's you your dinero,
"Papa Juan es un buen rapero!"

Speaking of things that are temporary
As well as this verb Estar,
Location and Estar go together
Wherever you are!
If I'm at a bank in Spain,
"Estoy al banco en Espana!"
If I just fell off a mountain,
"No estoy en la montana!"

CHORUS x 2

"Excuse me, sir, do you have to time?"
To rhyme? Yeah, as I do we'll watch your knowledge climb.
Ser is the verb as you watch the clock,
Seconds, minutes, any time block.
And for your place of origin,
the country you were born in,
lots of choices here and there,
All for three little letters, SER.

Family, relationships, es mi padre, stuff like this,
Ser is the verb that you've got to use,
If all these things are given to you,
Description, occupation, relationship, time, and origin,
Now you can use Ser on your own,
One last thing,
TIBURON!

Position yourself in the world that is surrounds you,
From back middle side here and there to,
Now for all these positions, which verb you gonna use?
It's actually not your choice, use ESTAR or else you'll lose!

When you're doing an action, you better be ESTAR utilizing,
Estoy mirando, comprando, llorando, anything,
FabuLoso, Papa Juan, your favorite two people,
Remixing it up, the Por and Para sequel!

CHORUS x 2

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