New free Spanish lesson ser vs. estar and quiz from Hi Espanol. How do we tell the difference between ser and estar in Spanish? Let's find out!
The difference between the verbs ser and estar is one of the biggest problems for foreign Spanish students.
Normally it is explained as follows; The verb "Ser" is used to describe permanent characteristics that define a person or thing. "Estar" is used to indicate transitory states.
Based on this rule (with some exceptions) we will show you a few tricks in this video, to help you on this matter. Remember to take the ser vs. estar FREE QUIZ from below, to check what you have already learned.
We use "ser" to describe the essential qualities that define a person or thing. This includes physical descriptions, nationality, profession, relationships and even religious and political beliefs.
We use "estar" to talk about temporary states. This includes physical and mental conditions, emotions, actions, positions and the outcome of a process.
"Ser" is also used to indicate where an event occurs, happens or is celebrated.
"Estar" is used to indicate a location or permanence in a certain place.
We use "ser" to refer to a temporary moment on the day (morning, afternoon, night), and talk about the time on the clock, dates and years.
We use the verb estar to place a date in time.
It is time to reinforce the concepts learned.
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Ser vs. Estar
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