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"The taxi is here."

Translation:El taxi está aquí.

3 months ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sagar587881

Why esta not es is used..?????

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spiceyokooko
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Estar is used for things that are temporary and not permanent. So, because the taxi isn't permanently 'there' it's estar rather than ser.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/InonCohen
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Está is used for location and condition.. Many people here quote 'no matter how you feel (emotions, feelings, temporary characteristics) and where you are (location) - that is when you use estár' it is catchy in my opinion ;)

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pye20
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[ Estar for how you feel, where you are, transient, temporary status · mnemonic acronym PLACE: Position, Location, Action, Condition, Emotion.] · contrastingly · [ Ser - Permanent status, use mnemonic acronym DOCTOR: Descriptions, Occupations, Characteristics, Time, Origin, Relationships ] · https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/24635443 · https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3732817/Overview-of-grammar-explanations · https://studyspanish.com/grammar/lessons/serest1.htm · https://studyspanish.com/grammar/lessons/serest2.htm http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/serest3.htm · https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/ser-vs-estar ]

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaelaLouie1

This one is so helpful! Thank you for the mnemonics. :)

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DinaLahav

Why esta and not este?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yydelilah

I have the same question. 'Taxi' is a masculine noun so why isn't it 'El taxi este aqui'

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlesBronsen

it is "está" and this is a form of "to be". you are talking about "esta" and "este", which is the female and male form of "this", but this is not used here!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex_con_leche

OH YEAH, CABS ARE HERE! - (if you know, you know) haha

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenjyHawk

Es vs Este vs Esta Please!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlesBronsen

es = verb that means "to be" estar = verb that mean "to be" (when to use which you can read in the comment of pye20)

este = male for "that" -> this man, este hombre esta = female for "that" ->this girl, esta nina esto = this, unspecified. i want this, quiero esto

the same is for esa, eso, ese, which means that

1 week ago