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"My aunt is by herself."

Translation:Mi tía está sola.

April 14, 2018



There are some situations were ES would be OK in this phrase. Without a context, we are lost here. Does teh sentences mean she is a widow? Or does it mean that for the next five minutes her 10 kids are playing outside? Using estar means the later; using SER may imply the former.


Yes i agree, there is no context so either ES or ERES should be accepted.


Lo siento....I mean ES or ESTÁ.


I'm sorry Talca, but I've never heard "Mi tia ES sola", that is not grammatically correct. Sola is considered a state not a caracteristic, so the proper use is with estar, the context is not relevant here. You would say, "mi tia vive sola" if you want to changr the meaning.


Mi tía es por si misma


Why is it not, "Mi tia es sola"


If "Mi tia esta sola" is the answer, why do the dictionary hints say "Mi tia esta a si misma?"

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