Conjugate estar in El Presente (present tense)

The verb estar (to be) is irregular in El Presente:

yo  estoy
estás
él / ella / Ud. está
nosotros/nosotras 
estamos
vosotros /vosotras 
estáis
ellos / ellas / Uds.  están

Read and listen to these sentences with estar

Yo estoy en la cocina.
I am in the kitchen.

estás cansado.
You are tired.

Él está en casa de su madre.
He is at his mother's house.

Ella está en el tren.
She is on the train.

Usted está pálido.
You are pale.

Nosotros estamos en Uruguay esta semana.
We are in Uruguay this week.

Vosotros estáis aburridos.
You are bored.

Ellos están delgados.
They are thin.

Ustedes están en un hotel de lujo.
You are in a luxury hotel.

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estás cansado.
You are tired.


Usted está pálido.
You are pale.


Ustedes están en un hotel de lujo.
You are in a luxury hotel.


Ella está en el tren.
She is on the train.


Ellos están delgados.
They are thin.


Yo estoy en la cocina.
I am in the kitchen.


Vosotros estáis aburridos.
You are bored.


Él está en casa de su madre.
He is at his mother's house.


Nosotros estamos en Uruguay esta semana.
We are in Uruguay this week.


Q&A Forum 2 questions, 3 answers

Why is Usted (you) Esta and not estas?

Asked 3 weeks ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Belinda

When we use the formal pronoun "usted" instead of the informal "tú" we need to conjugate the verb, in this case "estar" as in the 3rd person singular, the same way as with he/she:

Tú estás aquí (you are here [informal you])

but 

Usted está aquí (you are here [formal you])

Él está aquí  (he is here)

Ella está aquí (she is here)

 

Hope this helps,

Saludos

Inma

 

Why is Usted (you) Esta and not estas?

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When to use estar?

Is it too soon to ask for the situations when estar is used? Is it only for being in a place and for descriptive adjectives?
Asked 8 years ago
GruffKwiziq language super star
Hi Mags, there are quite a lot of cases where you need to choose between ser or estar (sometimes both are allowed but that changes the meaning). Don't worry though, we're making lessons for all of them. When they're ready you'll be able to find them here: https://spanish.kwiziq.com/revision/glossary/transference-problems/ser-or-estar
¡Muchas gracias!

When to use estar?

Is it too soon to ask for the situations when estar is used? Is it only for being in a place and for descriptive adjectives?

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