"¿Estás feliz?"

Translation:Are you happy?

4 months ago

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Paul862466

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lunal06

What's the difference between feliz and contento? That's what was taught to me that contento was happy.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/l-zzy_land-s

I think contento is more like a satisfied happy. It's also the adjective form of Contenido which means content. Please correct me if I'm wrong:)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda_from_NJ

Both "contento" and "feliz" have the same part of speech: adjective.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RadoslawGlb

Estas or eres. Can be switch?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shonk05

I believe that "eres" is used for a permanent state while "Estár/estás/está" is temporary.

(To anyone: feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda_from_NJ

"Eres" (you are) is the familiar second person singular form of "ser." "Ser" is used for permanent states, conditions, characteristics, identities, professions, etc. "Estás" (you are) is the formal second person singular form of "estar." "Estar" is used for time, weather, location, changing conditions, etc. In Spanish, there are many different ways of saying "you." In English, the one word "you" is used for singular and plural, subject and object.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/l-zzy_land-s

Would "Feliz" be used for happy birthday or is happy birthday a totally different phrase. Does that make sense?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Flappe1

Happy Birthday is: "Feliz Cumpleaños!"

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Em_is_tem333

There's Feliz Navidad too.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Terrific_Tristan

What's the difference between bien and feliz?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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Same difference as between "well" and "happy".

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda_from_NJ

"Bien" is an adverb, and "feliz" is an adjective.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susannafulcher

yeah! happier than Spongebob Squarepants!!!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/breezyweekes

no

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjrwii

no

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TTaylor775573

Why estas and not esta?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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Because the person is being addressed informally, with the form. There are five ways you could translate the English sentence:

  • ¿(Tú) estás feliz? - Are you happy? (informal)
  • ¿(Usted) está feliz? - Are you happy? (formal)
  • ¿(Vosotros) estáis felices? - Are you happy? (plural, informal, not in LatAm)
  • ¿(Ustedes) están felices? - Are you happy? (plural)
  • ¿(Vos) estás feliz? - Are you happy? (singular, informal, in parts of LatAm)
2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TTaylor775573

Why estas not esta

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susannafulcher

estas is more formal, esta is casual

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
RyagonIV
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The other way around. Estás is the conjugation, which is used in non-formal situations, so basically with anyone you address on a first-name basis. Está is the conjugation for usted, which is the formal addressing.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zoom102

Si

1 month ago
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