SER vs ESTAR

by Alli Campanile

What is SER?

SER means "to be" and the 5 conjugations are:

YO: Soy NOSOTROS: somos

TU: Eres

EL/ELLA/ USTED: es ELLAS/USTEDES/ELLOS:son

What is ESTAR?

ESTAR mean "to be" and the 5 conjugations are:


YO: estoy NOSOTROS: estamos

TU: estas

EL/ELLA/USTED: esta |ELLOS/ELLAS/USTEDES: estan

How are they similar?

Both SER and ESTAR both mean 'to be'

How are they different?

SER describes: ESTAR describes:

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