Verbs Ser and Estar
In Spanish they have 2 ways to say "to be." Each is used a little differently.
ESTAR: often refers to a location or position. ESTAR usually refers to a condition that could change in some way.
used for “IS ”when the quality or thing is unchanging or
Don't worry if you occasionally confuse these 2 verbs - you'll find that even native speakers sometimes make mistakes. Using ser and estar is one of those things you get the hang of with time. Next time you're reading in Spanish, watching a Spanish movie or listening to music - take note of how each verb is used. Repeat those examples out loud!
Present and Preterite Conjugations for Ser and Estar
Imperfect and Future Conjugations
Worksheet: Ser & Estar
Quiz: Verbs Ser & Estar
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