"Where is the phone?"
Translation:¿Dónde está el teléfono?
You don't have to use the ' sign cuz it's for apostrophe. If you wanna get tones/accents, hold on the keys of the keyboard to get them. You won't get the accents, but the alphabets having tones above them. Hope this helped you in your next lessons and had no wrongs in your answers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY10_T_ROq4 You use estar for temporary things, location, positions and while doing an action. You use ser to describe attributes, to characterize, your occupation, to tell the time, to tell your place of origin/nationality and describe relationships.
When you say "temporary" you mean like lets say, longitude/latitude, visiting someone, running errands? Also, I am way behind you, because I have not crossed 'ser' yet, nor its enunciation...yay more confusion to come...lol
I don't suppose I could ask you to friend me or whatever it is called on here? I had real life experience with bits of spanish, one of my best friends dated a Mexican & another married a Honduran...some cultures are so foreign especially relating to women...some things offend me, I am 49 and just SmH at some stuff.
"Es" means that something or someone is always that way, it is related to the essence of something ("el zapato es café", "la ciudad es grande"). "Estar" is a temporary assumtion ("el día está nublado") or it is also related to locations ("Santiago está en Chile", "el teléfono está en la mesa").
it does affect pronunciation, though not as obviously as in other languages. the rough explanation is that the accent tells you where to put stress. and n and ñ are different letters and make different sounds (ñ is closer to nyuh).
and most importantly, it affects meaning. while cherry and sherry are pronounced similarly to non-native english speakers, if you make that spelling mistake in a recipe, you could have a disastrous result in a finished food. so i'm working hard to make sure i learn my accents even though it's difficult.
I answered "¿Dónde está el telefónico?" but why did it go wrong? I tap the underlined word which is 'phone' to check if there are other words than 'teléfono' and it says there are two words which is the 'teléfono' and the 'telefónico', then I tried answering using the second word, but it went wrong. Why???....
If you're on a Chromebook, go to 'Device' in your settings and you can set the keyboard to the international keyboard, then you can do CRTL+Space to toggle it off and on! If you're on mobile, You just hold the letter and it comes up with all available accents for such letter. I hope this helped