"Where is the phone?"
Translation:¿Dónde está el teléfono?
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.