"¿Dónde está el hospital?"
Translation:Where is the hospital?
The word "está" is used to describe location. One exception to this rule is when you are speaking of a specific event like a party: Soy a la fiesta de cumpleaños de mi abuelo/I am at my grandfather's birthday party.
Something that i was taught that helps is DOCTOR and PLACE
This is when you use "ser" As in soy, eres, es, somos, and en.
Date Origin Ccharacteristic Time Occupation Relationship
This is where you use "estar" Such as estoy, estàs, està, estamos, and estàn.
Position Location Action Condition Emotion
So basically if you are formimg a sentance and you need to know which form to use; this is a key.
Not “en”, but “son” as in “Ellos son doctores.”
Está is saying where something is while "Es" is saying that "something is". Not sure if you will understand because it is a bit tricky but just pay attention to how and when both words are used(:
Location is always está, because location can change. Es is used for more permenant situations.
I was aware of the "permanent" rule, but thought that a hospital's location would be regarded as permanent!
It wasn't always there. Something could happen and it could be rebuilt in a different place. Even cities and countries use "estar", I guess they rise and fall over millenia.
Really that "permanent" idea is extremely misleading because "ser" is used for planned event locations.
Seriously, it is better to memorize that ser is for innate qualities or professions or nationality, identity, for existence and ownership, to tell time, for the passive voice and for impersonal statements, as well as for planned events, and estar for emotions or changing qualities, states or conditions, locations and to form certain tenses.
Estar comes from the Latin stare, to stand. That's why it's used for location, it's where a building stands. Stare was also used in Late Latin for status, so temporary states. All related words.
That depends on the exercise that you had. If you had the isten to Spanish and write it down that would be in Spanish. You may have the translate English to Spanish or translate Spanish to English.
The people have said that esta is the true word so u neednt be confused with colours