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Gramma/ es vs estar

So maybe its just me but I dont think duolingo does enough to teach grammar and the differences between verbs. Anyone know where to find good info on this? In the mean time I thought I would post something Ive been having trouble with which is ES vs ESTAR

Es is from Ser and is used for: Date (May 3rd), Occupation, Characteristics, Time, Origin (you are French or you are from Delaware), and Religion; DOCTOR is the acronym.

Estar is used for: Emotions, Location (you are in the library) and Feelings; ELF is the acronym, and yes it repeats in order to be a proper acronym.

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Staikovic

true, me too I find that adding some grammar lessons especially to explain wrong answers would be very helpful. For me to differenciate between Ser and Estar I use this trick: Before an adjective, ser is used in case the adjective expresses an essential or permanent quality, and estar is used when it expresses a provisional state.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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I haver been using PLACE for estar: Position, Location, Action, Condition, Emotion.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NomadaJaime
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That acronym is perfact because a place is somewhere where you "estás" ;)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/da.big.fella
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estar is related to the Spanish word estado, which means "state". The verb estar describes the state or condition you're in. A very general line of thought seems be to say that "estar" is used for things that are temporary, while "ser" is used for things that are permanent.

All the things named by you guys are correct by the way. If you want more information on grammar, I can really recommend this website: http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/serest1.htm

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/himanshubakshi

I agree! I did a level 1 course from Instituto Hispania. I do understand the basics of grammar, otherwise i would have certainly found it very hard at duolingo. Would love to see grammar lessons added.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klaudia.Armenta

ES: ES COLOR CAFE, ES LUNES, ES COMIDA! Y ESTAR: QUIERO ESTAR ALEGRE! QUEREMOS ESTAR CAMINANDO, ESTAR CONTIGO ES BUENO,

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aquage
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How you feel, where you are always use the verb estar. For telling time and describing things always use the other one. Rhyme I learned in class. Sorry, I don't know where to find the info as I learned it in school... I have said before that Duolingo should also elaborate on por vs para.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asthakur
5 years ago