Wow, that comment is a year old and it still sounds terrible. Yikes. (I reported it.)
Edit: It sounds fine when slowed down, like most of the ones in this section, but I'm trying not to use that as it takes forever and I want to be able to understand at a more conversational pace. But the "no" is totally garbled.
After you say "Hello", then you ask each other "How are you?" and then "Estoy cansado." is one possible answer to that. If you are with children and a child is being quiet and perhaps shy, someone might ask if the child is tired. Oh, no! Give him a minute. He is not tired.
Because, in spanish,the "verb to be" has two forms:
Estar: to be in a place like: to be at the supermarket, or it can also mean a temporary "emotion" like: to be happy (estar feliz), to be sad (estar triste), to be tired (estar cansado).
Ser: to be something. For example, to be tall, (ser alto), to be young (ser joven).
"I am his dad" ( yo soy su padre) or " She is a doctor" (Ella es una doctora)
"He is my boss" (el es mi jefe)
Not the words but just way. too fast for me as a new learner. Your probably snarky relply will be that is the way it’s spoken so get with it.I doubt that if I get off a plane in Puerto Rico and need help,that the agent would speak that rapidly knowing I’m a newbie and not a native .It just gets frustrating so often that may be best to quit now
You can enter entire sentences at Forvo.com and they use live speakers from various Spanish speaking countries including Puerto Rico.
Probably, it is best to learn the sounds well, so that you can recognize them more easily. For example, b and v sound similarly in Spanish, lighter than an English b. You can click on each letter for a page explaining each.
Once you have all the sounds, then you need to learn how words blend together in Spanish.
I have not seen “sleepy” accepted here and “tired” is accepted. What was your complete sentence? Your error must have been elsewhere.
Also pay attention to spelling, it is "cansada" or "cansado."
The verb conjugation "estás" is only used for "tú", the familiar singular form of you. The form "está" is used for "él", ella" or "usted".
Careful, without the accent, you are using demonstrative adjectives.