"The taxi is here."
Translation:El taxi está aquí.
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.
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 ;)
[ 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 ]
Idid't know people followed other people that is really really bad i mean really really really really bad
I have the same question. 'Taxi' is a masculine noun so why isn't it 'El taxi este aqui'
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!
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
Just to help clarify, "es" is the he/she/you (formal) conjugation of the verb "ser". Which does mean "to be". However it is used for things that don't change. For example, "he is a boy" would be "él es un niño".
Estar is the verb "to be" for things that do change. Like in this question, "the taxi is here" so it would be "el taxi está aquí". It MUST have the accent in order for it to be the verb form.
Este/esta mean "this"
If you need more clarification then try reading the comments every time one of these comes up. There's a lot of helpful information.