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One of the most frequently used verbs you'll come across in language is the verb that represents 'to be'. Situations like I am, she is, he was, they are, he will, etc. For the moment, we will concentrate only on the present tense of this verb.

In Spanish, there are two verbs for "be". One represents a temporary condition ("today I feel fine, but tomorrow I might not"), and the other represents a permanent condition ("Today I am an American, always have always will be"). There are some other general rules that distinguish the use of one verb over another; learning these will be important, in addition to the different conjugation forms of the two verbs.

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