Ser vs Estar

Ser vs Estar

Introduction

Introducción

Both ser and estar translate as to be in English, but are used in different contexts.

ser describes permanent conditions like names, nationalities, and other aspects of identity.

estar describes statuses like locations, moods, or other temporary conditions.

Both ser and estar have highly irregular conjugations, so it's good to practice them a lot.

Vocabulary

Vocabulario

Play ser
to be essential
Play estar
to be temporal

Phrases

Frases

Play Ella está pálida.
She is looking pale.

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