Hi!

My daughter who is in 7th grade and I are having a hard time doing her Spanish homework.

When do we use ser and estar like this in this sentences:1) ¿Dónde ____________ Ramon y Ricardo? (are) 2) El comedor _____entre la sala y la cocina. (is)

Please enlighten us? Is there a book which can be of help especially for conjugation?

Sally
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AnonymousHi!

My daughter who is in 7th grade and I are having a hard time doing her Spanish homework.

When do we use ser and estar like this in this sentences:1)Donde ____________ Ramon y Ricardo? (are) 2)El comedor _____entre la sala y y la cocina. (is)

Please enlighten us?Is there a book which can be of help especially for conjugation?

Sally

1) están
2) es (I beleive, not sure on this one)
The think it is es because the dining room always there.

Use ser for situations that are permanent and estar for temporary situations.

Example:
I am fine. Estoy bien (estar).
I am Jason. Soy Jason (ser).

I think the second one is "esta"( accent on "a") since it refers to location.
AnonymousI think the second one is "esta"( accent on "a") since it refers to location.

á = Alt + 160 Emotion: smile
AnonymousI think the second one is "esta"( accent on "a") since it refers to location.
Eso es correct Emotion: smile
AnonymousHi!

My daughter who is in 7th grade and I are having a hard time doing her Spanish homework.

When do we use ser and estar like this in this sentences:1)Donde ____________ Ramon y Ricardo? (are) 2)El comedor _____entre la sala y y la cocina. (is)

Please enlighten us?Is there a book which can be of help especially for conjugation?

Sally


  • Los dos usos del verbo estar, hablan de localización para personas o cosas. Por ejemplo:
¿Dónde está el cine?. El cine está en el centro comercial

¿Dónde está tu hermana?. Mi hermana está en la escuela

  • Otros usos del verbo estar son para descripciones temporales de personas y de cosas:
Pamela está cansada porque hoy trabajó mucho.(tal vez mañana no va a estar cansada)

La leche está fresca. (hoy, la próxima semana no)

  • Otro uso es para formar el presente progresivo: estar + gerundio. El gerundio se forma: para verbos terminados en -ar: -ando (hablar= hablando); para verbos terminados en -er y en -ir: -iendo (comer=comiendo; vivir=viviendo)
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Suerte con el verbo estar
Yes, "estar" is used for temporary states. But there's an important exception: "estar muerto" (to be dead). Don't ask me why.

Cheers,

Diego
AnonymousYes, "estar" is used for temporary states. But there's an important exception: "estar muerto" (to be dead). Don't ask me why.

LOL. Thanks for that Diego. You've have put a smile on my face this morning.
What if we can resuscitate? It would be a temporary state [6]
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