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Estar o Ser?:
to be/to exist
-She was the one who painted the picture
-What she likes best is painting
SER
to be/to exist
-Ella FUE quien pintó el cuadro
-Lo que más le gusta a ella ES pintar
Estar o Ser?:
indicate origin, ownership, material, or destination
-The easel was Diego's
-For whom are those drinks?
SER
indicate origin, ownership, material, or destination
-El caballete ERA de Diego
-¿Para quién SON esos tragos?
Estar o Ser?:
to take place, happen
-The exhibit was in another city
SER
to take place, happen
-La exposición fue en otra ciudad
Estar o Ser?:
combined with past participle, forms the passive voice when an agent is expressed or implied
-The movie was directed by a woman
SER
combined with past participle, forms the passive voice when an agent is expressed or implied
-La película fue dirigida por una mujer.
Estar o Ser?
to indicate the social group to which the subject belongs
-Although his parents are millionaires, Julie is a socialist.
SER
to indicate the social group to which the subject belongs
-Aunque sus padres son millonarios, Julie es socialista.
Estar or Ser?:
combined with the present participle to form progressive tenses
-We were rehearsing the whole day.
ESTAR
combined with the present participle to form progressive tenses
-Estuvimos ensayando todo el día.
Estar or Ser?:
to refer to a condition or state
-I couldn't film the scene because my camera was broken.
-Frida is sad and sick.
ESTAR
to refer to a condition or state
-No pude filmar la escena, porque mi cámera estaba rota.
-Frida está triste y enferma
Estar o Ser?:
combined with part participle, refers to a state of condition resulting from a previous action
-The easel is broken; the children broke it.
ESTAR
combined with part participle, refers to a state of condition resulting from a previous action
-El caballete está roto; lo rompieron los niños.
Estar or Ser?
to express location
-The pistol is in the drawer.
ESTAR
the express location
-La pistola ESTÁ en la gaveta.