Why It Matters: ¿Cómo son las personas de tu familia?

In this module we’ll think about domestic spaces, learning the vocabulary of family relations as well as the words for various rooms and furniture.

Up until now, we’ve only learned one of the two words for “to be” (ser). So we could say “I am a kitchen,” but not “I am in the kitchen.” In this module, we’ll learn another word for “to be”: estar. We’ll use estar to talk about being in a location and, as we’ll see in the next module, to describe emotions.

As always, here’s a playlist to get in the right place to work with estar.

Cami — Aquí estoy
Camila Constanza Silva Ojeda (born 17 February 1994) is a Chilean pop singer and composer, known for winning the first season of the TV series Talento chileno.

Enrique Iglesias — ¿Dónde están corazón?
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler (born 8 May 1975) is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer who is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop.

El Bomby Ft DonkiRap — Estamos melos
El Bomby is a Colombian singer, dancer, and clarinetist. “Estamos Melos” (melos = well, calm, mellow) became the unofficial anthem of the Colombian national soccer team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Pink Martini ¿Dónde estás Yolanda?
Pink Martini is a musical group that was formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon. Members of the band call it a little orchestra that crosses the genres of classical music, classic pop, Latin music, and jazz.