¡Hola!(Hello!) Do you want to communicate en español(in Spanish) on your first day of school? Talking to your compañeros(classmates) about your clases(classes) and your profesores(teachers) is a great way to start! This article will help you master the main phrases that you will need on your first day of school!
Spanish Classroom Vocabulary
Let's start off with the vocabulary words in this skill! First, let's look at the different classes you may take at school.
Class Names in Spanish
Just like in English, words like Música (Music) and Historia (History) are capitalized in Spanish when they refer to the name of a class. When they're used in general, they are not capitalized.
School Supplies in Spanish
|the pencil case|
Finally, let's look at some more words that will definitely come in handy once you start interacting at school.
Useful Spanish School Words
|the (male) teacher|
|the (female) teacher|
|the (male) classmate|
|the (female) classmate|
|the (male) friend|
|the (female) friend|
|the office hours|
Ready to review the grammar you'll need to talk about school life in Spanish? Let's get to it!
Short-Form Possessive Adjectives in Spanish
Short-form possessive adjectives are the most common way to express possession in Spanish. They must agree with the noun they describe in gender and number. This doesn't end up being too complicated, because only nosotrosand vosotroshave distinct masculine and feminine forms.
Remember that these adjectives match the possessed entity in gender and number, not the possessor.
List of Short-Form Possessive Adjectives
|English||Masculine Singular Form||Masculine Plural Form||Feminine Singular Form||Feminine Plural Form|
|your (singular, informal)|
|your (singular, formal)|
|his, her, its|
|your (plural, Latin America)|
|your (plural, Spain)|
Let's look at some examples:
Want to learn more on possessive adjectives and pronouns? Check out the following skill!
Ser in Spanish
|usted||you are (formal)|
|él, ella||he/she is|
|ustedes||you are (plural)|
Check out these examples of sentences with short-form possessive adjectives and the verb ser.