https://www.duolingo.com/Patricia140005

essere vs. stare

I am very confused as to when to use each one, especially when it comes to location. I think I mainly get confused because I speak Spanish and 'essere' and 'stare' don't work the same way as 'ser' and 'estar'. Plsss helppp.

June 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/CivisRomanus

You might wish to take a look at my comment on this topic, at:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/22150317

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rafforza

You have to be very brave to study these two languages at the same time if you're not a native speaker and you want to go anywhere beyond mere comprehension. In bocca a lupo!

The Italian usage is more similar to English - Be vs. Stay, but again it's not identical to that either.

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GuilhermeGueds

I make some mistakes like this! It's very confusing...

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottGud

I find this guy to be helpful at times.

https://www.italymadeeasy.com/ask022/

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GuilhermeGueds

Grazie amico!!

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanC798471

I think part of the problem is that in some Italian regional dialects, the usage is almost identical to 'estar' and 'ser', but apparently not in standard Italian. Coming from Spanish, I struggle with this too.

June 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JudsonRobe

Certain verbs require 'essere', such as arrivare: we can't say lui há arrivato - we have to say lui é arrivato; OK?

June 21, 2017
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