"Mi pasaporte está en el hotel."
Translation:My passport is in the hotel.
One of the uses of "estar" is to describe location of people or things. Here we are talking about the location of the passport.
"Ser" is used when talking about the location of an event.
See studyspanish.com (Grammar Unit Two) for information and practice with ser/estar.
A little rhyme i learned was "how you feel, and where you are is when you use the verb estar" it helped me remember
I like how duolingo teaches because you slowly learn the words and then how to build sentences
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)
Nothing, really. But its not exact to the translation. Putting 's on the end of a word (short for is), is just a sort of informal way of speeding up what we're saying (like that), and is just more comfortable for us. Duo is just wanting us to be formal and more exact.
Nothing. This is a new lesson, so they probably havent set it to accept all of the answers that it should. Report it.
Anyone else type it correctly and it still said it was wrong? Gracias mi amigos
I input "at", and it was graded correct. Seems en can mean "in" or "at" - based on a google search i did.
In a conversation can i say ¨ mi pasaporte en el hotel¨? would that be considered slang or informal or would it mean nothing?
No. People would probably understand, just like in English if I say "My passport in hotel" people would understand, but it's definitely wrong. (There are non-standard dialects of English that allow this, perhaps some versions of Spanish do too, but it's probably not something you would want to use.)
You need a verb in the sentence. So i dont think your sentence would mean anything. They would understand it, but it's wrong
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"