Ser vs Estar

Ser vs Estar

Introduction

Introdução

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.

Vocabulary

Vocabulário

Play estar
to be temporal
Play ser
to be essential

Phrases

Frases

Play Ele está legal.
He is doing fine.

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