English translation of 'ser'
1. (descrição) to be
ela é médica/muito alta she's a doctor/very tall
é Ana (telecommunications) Ana speaking or here
ela é de uma bondade incrível she's incredibly kind
ele está é danado he's really angry
ser de mentir/briga to be the sort to lie/fight
2. (horas, datas, números)
é uma hora it's one o'clock
são seis e meia it's half past six
é dia 1o de junho it's the first of June
somos/são seis there are six of us/them
3. (origem, material)
ser de to be or come from; (feito de) to be made of; (pertencer) to belong to
sua família é da Bahia his (or her etc) family is from Bahia
a mesa é de mármore the table is made of marble
é de Pedro it's Pedro's, it belongs to Pedro
4. (em orações passivas)
já foi descoberto it had already been discovered
5. (locuções com subjun)
ou seja that is to say
seja quem for whoever it may be
se eu fosse você if I were you
se não fosse você, ... if it hadn't been for you ...
a não ser except
a não ser que unless
é (resposta afirmativa) yes
..., não é? isn't it?, don't you? etc
ah, é? really?
que foi? (o que aconteceu?) what happened?; (qual é o problema?) what's the problem?
será que ...? I wonder if ...?
seres plural masculine noun
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'ser' in Other Languages
British English: be /biː; bɪ/ VERB
person, thing You use be to say what a person or thing is like.
She is very young.
- American English: be
- Arabic: يَكْون
- Brazilian Portuguese: ser
- Chinese: 是
- Croatian: biti
- Czech: být
- Danish: være
- Dutch: zijn
- European Spanish: ser
- Finnish: olla
- French: être
- German: sein
- Greek: είμαι
- Italian: essere
- Japanese: いる
- Korean: (…) 이다
- Norwegian: være
- Polish: być
- European Portuguese: ser
- Romanian: a fi
- Russian: быть
- Spanish: ser
- Swedish: vara
- Thai: เป็น อยู่ คือ
- Turkish: olmak
- Ukrainian: бути
- Vietnamese: là ai, gì
British English: being NOUN
You can refer to any real or imaginary creature as a being.
People expect a horse to perform like a car, with no thought for its feelings as a living being.
Translation of ser from the Collins Portuguese to English Dictionary