"We are never sad."

Translation:Nunca estamos tristes.

3 months ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Tomisin_

I have a question, since "Nunca" seems to indicate that the subjects in the sentence are never in the state of sadness, would it be possible to use "somos" in this case, i.e. "Nunca somos tristes"?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dasi_
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Even though they are expressing that they’re never in that emotional state it’s still something that refers to feelings which are temporary so the answer would be no you would not use “ser.”

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Diane72505

Ah. Thanks. That is helpful.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ngatta

I had the exact same question. I guess I have to modify my understanding of when to use estar for temporary things + all feelings.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CoolestGuru

As i understand, somos is more for a permanent situation and estamos is more for temporary situations. Feelings are akways temporarily even if you qualify them with never

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johngt44
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Very useful. How do you access this seemingly very useful archive. I have no idea. Is thete a secret Duo world behind the matrix?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nathanshaver

Can someone help explain the difference between jamas and nunca? Thanks

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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Here's an old Duolingo post asking the same question, with answers: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/104233/Jam%C3%A1s-VS-Nunca.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skibo21776
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Nice link Carina!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MurielMaal

When to use "somos" - "estamos"?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/von61099

Estamos translates as we're and somos translate as we are so i guess you could say either

1 month ago
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