"When is the soccer game?"
Translation:¿Cuándo es el partido de fútbol?
I answered with "es" knowing wholeheartedly that it's correct, but my brain doesn't fully get it... Why is it not està?
I'm also wondering about this, I suspect it's because asking 'when' something is ... is very concrete?
For example, when asking "When is christmas?" the date doesn't change, so I presume we'd use es instead of está cause its not something that can change.
This was hard to put into words lol
Can somebody please be so kind as to explain when to use accents in both cuando and tu? Either I really missed it or am hoping to get to it soon. I like the intuitive nature of Duolingo but I guess sometimes I inadvertently overlook some of these. Thank you. AND DUOLINGO, I would love the word processor option to add accents in these discussions. Very grateful for what you have done!
Ser (soy, eres, es...) is used for things that are more or less permenant, like the date, what time something is going to be, saying some one is tall or short, ethnicity, profession and other more lasting descriptions.
Estar(estoy, estas, esta...) is used for temporary things like actions such as reading a book or running, and other descriptions such as emotions or temporary locations