"You are popular."
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Another way to remember Ser vs Estar is by using this little place. Use the abbreviation DOCTOR for ser:
D- description O- origin C- characteristics T- time/date O- occupation R- relationships
and use PLACE for estar:
P- position L- location A- actions (right now) C- condition E- emotion
That is what it will always come down to. But if you look at it in the light of the other letters in the acronym it helps. A hint is thinking of ways to use it. I have often heard people say, "He is a popular person" Here he is being Described as popular. Also generally when you use the expression a(n) [adjective] person you would use ser. Él está enojado. He is angry (condition) Él es enojado (characteristic) He is an angry person (ill-tempered, malevolent). But with popular we don't have this other available meaning. It is all Descriptive of the person. Like most other descriptions it may be transient (young, small, brunette, fat, thin, etc. But as descriptions they always use ser. That is why the acronyms are so much better than the temporary/permanent criterion which has so many faults.
"Ellos son" means "they are" first of all, "ustedes son" means "you guys" kind of thing. Also because you wanted to use "ellos son" the "popular" also has to be plural, so it would be "populares". As for differentiating between when to use "usted"/"ustedes" it usually would be used in a situation where you can tell if theres one person or if theres a crowd
Hope these help you! There are some examples of random answers.
Soy-I am Somos-We are Eres-You are Sois- Y'all Es- He/she/it is Son- They are
Hora y fecha- ¿Que hora es? Son de las dos menos cuatro.
Origen-¿De dónde eres?
Posesión- ¿De quién es?
Profesión- Jeremy es un director de CIS. Identification-(ex. made of)- es una botella es de plastico. Classification- Sol y Harriet son chicas. Los perros son peludos. Location of an event- Los fuegos artificiales son en Camana Bay. El partido de basquetbol es en el ARC.