"It is a wall."
Translation:Es una pared.
How you feel and where you are, is when one uses Estar. Who you are and where you're from, is when you use the other one (ser). A little ditty that helps me! ;-)
There is a (seemingly) credible explanation here: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1505515
Ah, thank you! So... From a more technical point of view and to be precise: "Muro" is a thick wall that has bearing or retaining capacity either belonging to a building structure or isolated but always of some importance. "Pared" is, so to speak, a minor wall in terms of importance, usually for divisions between rooms, with no bearing or retaining capacity therefore its thickness is not as wide as in the muro's case.
Who decided that a wall has gender, if all inanimate objects were gender neutral it would be so much easier, just a thought that's all.
Does anyone have good advice how to remember Pared? I just am not associating Pared with wall :(
Walls are parallel also paired (usually). Thats the memory devise I use for "pared."