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  5. "Francia es una república."

"Francia es una república."

Translation:France is a republic.

July 14, 2015

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Why is "es" used here when it wouldn't be impossible for a country like France to change into something other than a republic?


The whole temporary vs permanent nature of "estar" and "ser" is just a crude unofficial explanation that often does not work. "X is a Y" Is a simple definition. And definitions use "ser".

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