Differences between ES and EST?

September 30, 2013


es is used when using you (informal) So if you are saying 'you are', it is 'tu es' (unless you are talking formally in which case it is (Vous êtes) Think of it as the equivalent of 'are' when you are talking to one person who you know well

est is basically the French equivalent of the English word 'is' so you use it if you are saying 'he is' (Il est) or 'she is' (elle est)

I recommend you learn the conjugations of the verb être (to be) if you haven't already as this will help you a lot:

Je suis - I am

Tu es - You are

Il/Elle est - He/She is

Nous sommes - We are

Vous êtes - You (plural or formal) are

Ils/Elles sont - They are

Hope this helps!

EDIT: Changed informal to formal :)

September 30, 2013

I think you meant to type "formal" for the Vous conjugation. :)

September 30, 2013

Thanks! Sorry!

October 1, 2013

Just started learning again. 11% through and this was a huge confusion for me. Thanks!!!

October 15, 2015

Thanks forgot this for a second!

January 27, 2016

Thank you sooooo much. I kept failing because I would get confused

October 14, 2017


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