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soy soltero

Laura C.A2Kwiziq community member

soy soltero

I have always been taught that ser is used with single and divorced, while estar is used for married. A quick google search indicates that either is ok. (I've only learned Latin American Spanish with teachers from Mexico, Guatemala, and the U.S.)
Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Laura

The common use is estar, but if you're stating your status more formally, e.g. filling in a form or maybe an interview, the use of ser is not unusual. The reason to use mainly estar in with relationship statuses is because these convey some sort of "result": 

Estoy soltera (because up to now I haven't married) 

Estoy viuda (because my husband died) 

Estoy casada (because I married someone) 

They seem like results after having or not having done something. 

Saludos

Scott O.B1Kwiziq community member

I agree with Laura. SpanishDict has numerous examples of using *ser* with *soltero*, so maybe it is a regional difference.

Scott O.B1Kwiziq community member

I agree with Laura. SpanishDict has numerous examples of using *ser* with *soltero*, so maybe it is a regional difference.

soy soltero

I have always been taught that ser is used with single and divorced, while estar is used for married. A quick google search indicates that either is ok. (I've only learned Latin American Spanish with teachers from Mexico, Guatemala, and the U.S.)

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