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What's the difference?

Hi guys. I'm really confused. When do I use "Estoy" and when do I use "Yo Soy" or "Soy"? Thanks. :)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lynnaa
Lynnaa
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I'm not sure why you got a downvote but I recommend this site; http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/serest1.htm I believe that they have the best explanation. Wish you all the best!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neverletmigo

thanks. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

Well, I suspect it's because this question was asked many times in the discussion.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lynnaa
Lynnaa
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Still so sad... I don't know why the 'down-voters' didn't refer him/her to the page where it was previously answered.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robin_H

Soy is something that is permanent! like "Yo soy una mujer". On the other hand estoy is for something that can be changed like "Estoy cansada". I believe that's the difference!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/le-lapin-noir
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Here's a quick link with explanations and a quiz: http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/41

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eshaan96

Ser is more of a permanent nature and estar describes the current mood or situation. Hope this helps :)

4 years ago