If the sentence was "I am very lazy today", would this change the Spanish translation to Yo estoy muy perezoso hoy"?
Very good question. I believe you would be correct though I'm very tired so a second opinion just to confirm would be nice.
In Duo's sentence we are talking about a characteristic that the person normally displays so 'ser' is correctly used.
In your sentence however we are saying it is a condition that the person is displaying for today and not necessarily something they normally display. 'Estar' is used for these types of situations.
Edit I am now no longer tired and after reviewing my earlier statement would now like give a second opinion: It is correct. :)
Thanks Michael. I enjoy reading your comments. They are always very helpful. Your replies to others have helped me in the past.
It turns out that submitting the English translation "I am very lazy" is marked as incorrect :( I think that's an error.
I found this confusing- the speaker is obviously female, but uses 'perezoso'- can anyone explain?
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