"The bank is closed."

Translation:El banco está cerrado.

May 27, 2018


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Why is it "está cerrado" and not "es cerrado"?

May 27, 2018


"Estar" (está) is used to talk about states or conditions.

Take a look at this article, which has a bunch of examples for using "ser" vs "estar": https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/ser-vs-estar

May 27, 2018


I was confused too. Thanks so much!!

February 21, 2019


Thank you so much! I always had a hard time and questioned this

April 3, 2019


I too made this error

October 10, 2019


I looked up the tips for this lesson, and it said està is used when involving a location. They used an example like "el taxi està aquí" (the taxi is here) and es is used when involving an adjective like "el taxi es amarillo" (the taxi is yellow). So why està instead of es when the word "closed" is an adjective?

December 28, 2018


Estar is used for states, feelings, locations, Ser is used for qualities, descriptions, occupations. "El banco es cerrado" translates ~ "The bank is enclosed".

See a full explanation: https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/ser-vs-estar

May 17, 2019


I used to be able to use es for all occasions, and now I'm using esta all the time. What's up??

July 31, 2018


Exactly! I used es instead of esta and got it wrong! I just get confused when that happened.

October 16, 2018


I know! I'm not really getting it either. Nice languages btw.

August 22, 2018


yo why is "es" incorrect tho? i don't get it

September 12, 2018


I thought esta was supposed to be used when talking about where something is or what position it's in, so I really think it should be 'El baño es carraro'

January 4, 2019


Why is "esta" exactly needed?

August 22, 2018
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