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Ser v. Estar

Remembering, or trying to remember, high school Spanish class our teacher had a great way of differentiating these that I loved! But at this point, like almost a decade later, I am struggling to determine which to use.

We had flash cards that showed us the different words, and there was a song that helped us determine when to use Ser and when to use Estar.

I know (I think) that estar is for location and maybe feelings, like estoy cansada. Ser is for occupation..?

May 23, 2018



Hopefully this will help!


Best of Luck!


She is excellent! Thank you!


glad to help! :) I used to have a lot of problems as well, but that video really helped me! You can also practice using this:


Repetition always works best for me!


Definitely. I like to go back intermittently and level up the earlier skills for repetition.

That is the same as linked above! Very very helpful as well!


Ooh. Many helpful links. Thank you all!


I've generally been using the concept of ser for things that don't change and estar for those that do. It won't be right all the time, there's always exceptions but for a general rule it seems to work.

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