"My aunt is by herself."

Translation:Mi tía está sola.

April 14, 2018



why esta?

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.

April 15, 2018


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

April 24, 2018


Lo siento....I mean ES or ESTÁ.

April 24, 2018


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.

February 3, 2019


Mi tía es por si misma

January 20, 2019


Why is it not, "Mi tia es sola"

April 23, 2018


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

May 29, 2018
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