I’m confused when to use ser or estar

LesleyA1Kwiziq community member

I’m confused when to use ser or estar

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Lesley

We use one or the other depending on the context. There isn't one simple rule differentiating them. We use ser in specific situations and estar in other specific situations. We have many specific lessons on these essential verbs. Here are some of the A1 and A2 lessons:

Using ser (not estar) to describe relationships

Using ser (not estar) to express an essential or permanent characteristic

Using ser (not estar) to express origin or nationality

Using estar (not ser) when talking about locations

Using estar (not ser) when talking about physical condition of something, someone or a place

I hope this helps. There are more lessons on ser and estar for more advance levels.

Saludos

Inma

I’m confused when to use ser or estar

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