ésser

See also: esser and èsser

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

ésser m (plural éssers)

  1. being
  2. thing, in the sense of "living thing"

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal esser, from Vulgar Latin essere and this from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum.

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VerbEdit

ésser (first-person singular present sóc, past participle estat)

  1. to be
  2. to exist, to be real, to be reality

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Usage notesEdit

  • Ésser in the sense of "to be" is used for a characteristic of a person or object. See also: estar.
    • Sóc britànic, és catalana.
      • I'm British, she's Catalan.
    • L'or és groc.
      • Gold is yellow.
  • Ésser + past participle forms the passive tenses.
    • Era pagat per la Generalitat.
      • I was paid by the Generalitat.

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Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 23:33