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What is the difference between Como estas and Como estás with an accent??? Does it mean something else???

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Cómo estás is:

"how" + the informal conjugated form of estar; the unshortened phrase is ¿Cómo estás tú? Note the accent in "cómo¨ which is placed due to this being a question.

"How are you?"

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Como estas is:

"how/like" + "these" ... followed by a feminine plural object. (Likewise for example, como este would be "how this" followed by a masculine singular noun.)

So this would be part of a larger sentence typically.

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Also, with the accent like so:

como éstas <-------- "how/like" + "these", same as above, except éstas with the accent is a pronoun and stands in for the object

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First of all, I'd like to say that it'd be better if you write the whole sentences, just to get the context.

However, I'll try to translate them both literally:

  1. Como éstas => like these ones

    Ex: Yo también tengo unas zapatillas como éstas.

  2. Como éstas => eat these ones

    Ex: Tú te comes esas patatas, yo me como éstas.

  3. ¿Cómo estás? => How are you? (You have to write the graphic accent since it's a question)

  4. Como estas => like these

    Ex: Tus pulseras son tan bonicas como estas diademas.

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    5. Como estás => how you are – angus Feb 25 '15 at 13:00
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    Be aware that, according to current ortography rules, writing éstas is no longer recommended. Cases 1. and 2. should be Como estas. – Gorpik Feb 25 '15 at 13:22
  • I agree with serfe 100% I'm not up-to-date on the rules of the Royal Academy of the Spanish language, but it makes sense to differenciate using the accent mark in serfe's second example. – aksub Feb 27 '15 at 3:25
  • Great anwser and <3 "bonicas" xD (I guess i can "xD" instead of "lol" here :D) – ElMesa Feb 14 '16 at 16:59

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