"Her dog is there."
Translation:El perro de ella está allí.
It helps me to remember that "esta" derives from the Indo-European root "*sta-" meaning "to stand" which is also related to the English "state" and "stand".
Because that translates to 'she dog is there' I think. I wrote 'su perro está alli' and it seemed to be ok, or what they said translates to 'the dog of her is there'. Although i'm no expert haha
I think it's "El perro de ella está alli", though I haven't used it as my answer
I thought this was one of those Spanish sentences where you repeat the "her".... SU perro DE ELLA esta alli. ?No?
This really fooled me because in an earlier lesson "mi madre es de alli" was correct. Why would a dog be "esta" but my mother "es"????? arrrggghhh . . .
Mi madre es de allí. = My mother is "from" there. In this case the verb "ser" is used to indicate where "my mother" is "from"
for example: Mi madre es de Mexico." = My mother is from Mexico.
El perro de ella está allí. = Her dog is there. In this case the verb "estar" is used to indicate "location." "está allí" means "he (the dog) is there.
for example: I am in the house. = Estoy en la casa.
She is in the house. = Ella está en la casa.
I hope this is not to confusing. The verbs SER and ESTAR give people a lot of trouble.
aqui means here. normally alli is used for there.. ahi normally has a direction before it e.g. "pon abajo ahi" (put it down there)