Estar/ser aburrido

EmanuelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Estar/ser aburrido

Am I right that (mostly) if I use it with estar it means bored and with ser it means boring?

Asked 1 year agospaced repetition
InmaKwiziq team member

Yes, you are right Emanuel. 

Soy aburrido = I am boring (I am a boring person)

Estoy aburrido = I am bored

However, have a look at this other example:

Esta película es muy aburrida This film is very boring. 

Esta película está muy aburrida This film is [getting] boring.

At the moment of watching the film, you find it boring. This is expressing a quality to describe the film when you are watching it, as opposed to a permanent quality to describe the film.

I hope this helps,

Inma

EmanuelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Great. Thank you, Inma, for sharing this interesting nuance.

Bst wishes,

Emanuel

GloriaA1Kwiziq community member

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Estar/ser aburrido

Am I right that (mostly) if I use it with estar it means bored and with ser it means boring?

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