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Estar/Ser

"Una habitación está disponible." (from exercises)

It is not quite clear to me why is here ´está´ and not ´es´. Reviewing estar/ser usage in my notes, I have not found the answer. Is there anyone to make me clear this?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/melanierinm

In this case, you use "estar" because the sentence is talking about the CONDITION of the room. In general, "estar" is for location, condition, and feeling. "Ser" is for origin, time, and description. There are some exceptions to this rule though!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sasha_Cn

Thank you guillembb and melanierinm. :) :) :)

This is of great help!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Moving this thread to the Spanish discussion :)

5 years ago

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SpanishDict (http://www.spanishdict.com/grammar) has a very good explanation of Ser vs Estar.

Estar, remember PLACE, it is for: P: position L: location A: action (used with gerund) C: condition E: emotion

Ser, remember DOCTOR, it is for: D: description O: occupation C: characteristic T: time O: origin R: relationship

It helps me a lot, hope it will help you too

4 years ago