Verb Estar Conjugation & Its Uses in Present Tense Spanish
The verb “Estar” means “To Be” in English–as does the verb “Ser”. This may sound confusing at first, but we’ve gone into great detail in this article and previous ones, to explain the difference… Below we explain the difference between “Ser” and “Estar”, but for a more in depth explanation, please review our article here or watch the video here:
To briefly explain “Ser” and “Estar”, please read the descriptions below:
Ser expresses origin (where someone is from), and a person’s occupation. It also describes inherent qualities of people and things that aren’t likely to change (expresses the norm), and is used to tell time.
Estar indicates the location of objects and people. It also expresses a temporary condition or state, such as how someone is feeling. It describes qualities that are likely to change and depart from the norm. Estar is also used to talk about the daily weather changes.
For conjugated examples of how to use “Estar” in present tense Spanish, we’ve illustrated them in the “Estar” verb chart below. We’ve also created a video for audio & visual representation of “Estar”, and included it below the graphic…
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