Ser means "to be" The boy doesn't want to wait to become tall. He just wants to be tall. That would be a different verb. https://dictionary.reverso.net/english-spanish/become
No difference in sound, you will know by context. https://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/alto You can tell for this sentence that an adjective works: “tall” and not “stop”.
This is anoying. I put in the correct translation 3 different times, and it only will mark me correct when I put in a capital letter to start and a period at the end. When most of the time duolingo does not care about punctuations or adding marks after that or a capital letter. Sorry rant over.
The boy doesn’t want to wait to grow. He wants to be tall.
Ser = to be
Crecer = to grow
I recommend the move “Big”.
That would be “Al niño le gustaría ser alto.” “Like” is a strange verb in Spanish: https://www.thoughtco.com/using-the-verb-gustar-3079744
Yes, but not within the context of this sentence.
Do you hear sere or do you hear seralto when people run words together? I hear it correctly above though she speaks quickly and words tend to blend together a bit. If you have the listen and write it down exercise, listen to the slow one to hear individual words and the fast one to get used to listening to people talking. I recommend listening to native speakers at Forvo.com
“ser” = “to be” and “estar” = “to be”, but each verb has specific uses and they are not interchangeable.
If you were trying to make a joke, “ted?” I really didn’t get it.
No, it is free and the answer to your previous question was: “taller” = “más alto” (or alta)
“I wish I were taller.” = “Quiero que fuera más alta.” The verb form is subjunctive, because unlike the child, I am done growing and it will never be true. It is just a wish or dream, “In an alternate reality...”
“The boy wants to be taller.” would be “El niño quiere ser más alto.”, but this is a different sentence then the one above.
No, characteristics of a person are expressed with the verb “ser” and “estar” is used for where you are or how you are. There are more specific uses for each and these verbs are not interchangeable. https://www.thoughtco.com/verbs-meaning-to-be-ser-estar-3078314