Es and esta are forms of the verbs ser and estar es is permanent and esta is impermanent examples: Sam es alto (ser) Leo esta consado (estar)
Your saying está is a form of estar. You then say estar is permanent but está is impermanent.. Very confusing...
I like how duolingo teaches because you slowly learn the words and then how to build sentences
A little rhyme i learned was "how you feel, and where you are is when you use the verb estar" it helped me remember
Yes, but don't forget the accent mark, está, because refers to the pronoun (this) if you omit it.
¿Está Luisa en casa? - Is Luisa at home?
¡Esta casa es mía! - This house is mine!
In this article: ACENTUACIÓN CASTELLANA you can found a good explanation for accent marks.
For anyone asking about the difference between ser and estar: Both ser and estar both mean "to be", and can be, just like all other verbs, conjugated according to yo, tu, usted, nosotros, vosotros, and ustedes. There are two acronyms I like to use to tell the difference: Ser- D.O.C.T.O.R. D-Date O-Occupation (Since "doctor" is an occupation) C-Characteristic T-Time O-Origin (where you are from) R-Relationship (siblings, family, friend, etc) Estar- P.L.A.C.E. P-Position L-Location A-Action C-Condition (sick, tired) E-Emotion (happy, sad) I hope this helps all who are confused :)
In Spanish, the verbs "estar" and "ser" both mean "to be". However, estar is used to describe feeling and location. (A little jingle from Spanish class- how you feel and where you are, that is when you use estar!) Ser, on the other hand, is used for more permanent descriptions, such as "yo soy una chica" (I am a girl) or "él eres un maestro" (He is a teacher)
No se dice
él eres un maestro.
Si no ... Él
es un maestro.
You are a teacher. =
Tú eres un maestro. / Tú eres una maestra.
Anyone else type it correctly and it still said it was wrong? Gracias mi amigos
In most circumstances, ser can be used to describe a permanent state, while estar is temporary. So for example, location is typically temporary since you can move at any time. "Estoy en mi casa". A perminate state is desribing something like the color of an apple. A green apple is always green. "La manzana es verde"
Is esta the same as estar? Esta, es, eres, etc. I'm still having difficulty distinguishing them.
Wow I. Could not after several times make out hotel, which is hardly a difficult word in Spanish or Engliish?
I misspelled hotel as hotAl and it provided an alternative translation. Is hotAl a word or version of hotel?
I wrote ' My passport is here in the hotel' that was not wrong right
Esta is for location Es is for description Estar is the verb to be Ser is also the verb to be
Found this one quite difficult to speak especially the last three words
My passport is in he hotel does not make sense from spanish to english