For Ser, I use the abbreviation d.o.c.t.o.r. (Date, Occupation, Characteristics, Time, Origin, Relation) to determine that, and to know if it is Estar, p.l.a.c.e (Position, Location, Action, Condition, Emotion) Hope that helps
Awesome. Four years of Spanish at a big ten university and never heard this, thank you!!
The difference between ser and estar is one of the trickiest things in Spanish to get to grips with.
I generally use 'temporary' for estar and 'permanent' for ser as a general guide to their use. It's more complex than that, but it's a useful easy guide.
The reason estar is used here is because the restaurant is closed, it's a temporary situation because it will be open again in the morning!
Here's a useful guide:
estar refers to temporary descriptions whereas ser refers to definitive descriptions
For how you feel and where you are you always use the verb estar It rhymes!
I could be off, but from what I've learned the grammer isnt the same. If someone was telling you the restaraunt was closed and english is their second language they might say "the restaraunt it is closed". Thats just how their sentenced are formated.
'The restaurant's closed' is exactly the same as 'the restaurant is closed.' I've reported it. I wonder if anyone ever bothers to read our comments