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Why Estar conjugation is used with food-items? [duplicate]

Why the conjugations of verb Estar are used with food-items like sopa está caliente I've been taught to use the conjugations of estar with the temporary state of things.
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¿Cuándo debo usar cuál? Ser, estar, ir, haber, hacer, tener [duplicate]

I have seen different words used in Spanish expressing the meaning of "be, to be". El océano es azul. (The ocean is blue) Estoy enojada. (I am angry) Fue por la lluvia que me mojé. (It was ...
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Translation of are you travelers? Ser or estar? [duplicate]

I'm currently learning about the ser and estar verbs of the Spanish language and encountered this problem, whose answer confused me; the problems asked me for the Spanish translation of the following ...
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What is the difference between "La película es bien" and "La película está bien"? [duplicate]

I'm stuck. What is the difference? 1) La película de los Vengadores es bien. and 2) La película de los Vengadores está bien. I would say both make sense to me. Like if n. 2 is my "humble ...
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¿Por qué se usan "están agotados" y "están vendidos" en lugar de "son agotados" y "son vendidos"? [duplicate]

Si los billetes de un espectáculo se acabaron, esto no va a cambiar. ¿Entonces por qué el uso de "estar"? ¿Constara un nativo si yo dijera "son agotados"?
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"Cuando era niño" or "cuando estaba niño"? How do I say "when I was a kid"? [duplicate]

According to Duolingo, "when I was a kid" in Spanish is "cuando era niño" or "cuando era niña". Google Translate says the same thing. That sounds strange to me. Being a ...
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"Estar" vs "ser" for a particular example [duplicate]

In the following example (found in an example on one of language learning platforms), why ser is used instead of estar? Este mensaje es para el jefe. I know the differences that I've studied on ...
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What is the difference between 'estoy' and 'soy'? [duplicate]

I thought that 'estoy' was the formal version of 'soy', but I saw that there were not many examples of using 'estoy' while referring to yourself. Also, I read that you don't use formal words when ...
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What is the difference between estará vs será? [duplicate]

Can someone explain the difference between these two in the future tense (examples would be very appreciated)? Since the future tense expresses uncertainty of the future, I am not sure how to ...
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Why is 'estar muerto' used instead of 'ser muerto'?

I know it is rather rude to think of it this way and I don't want to offend anyone religiously, but being dead is usually thought of as a very permanent condition in the United States. So why does ...
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'Ser' and 'estar' for location

'Ser' and 'estar' for location The edge-cases of ser and estar still seem to get me. My understanding is that when speaking of a location, I should use estar. La biblioteca está aquí. However, a ...
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Etymologically, why do "ser" and "estar" exist? / Etimológicamente, ¿por qué existen "ser" y "estar"?

This is a canonical question / Esta es una pregunta canónica Ser and estar both mean "to be" in English. I understand this and also understand when to use each. Why, however, do these two ...
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Why do we say "Qué hora es" instead of "Qué hora está"?

I was taught that está is used in certain contexts meaning a temporary state (like emotion). Isn't "time" always temporary in that it is constantly changing? If so, why don't we use está instead of es?...
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¿Por qué "I am good" se traduce como "soy bueno" y "I am fine" como "estoy bien", teniendo que cambiar el verbo?

Quiero saber la diferencia entre las palabras good and fine. Cuando alguien pregunta ¿cómo está usted? probablemente respondo algo como I am good o I am fine en inglés, pero si quiero responder lo ...
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Ser/estar feliz VS ser/estar contento

I'm sorry, I didn't find any explanations with the search feature, among the thread titles for the ser/estar feliz, so it was probably already answered, but it seems impossible to find. But, also, I ...
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What's the difference between tengo and tienes? [closed]

What's the difference between tengo and tienes and where can and should I use them? Also, what's the difference between esta and es? Where should I use these?
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How to translate 'alright' when used as a trait (as in "being alright at racing")?

I'm having a rough time finding the best translation for this J. Taylor tweet made during Fernando Alonso's first stint in the 24 Hours of Daytona race: This [Alonso] guy seems alright. Ok, so we ...
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Why not this ? How are you in Spanish?

We say "¿Quién eres tú?" for "who are you?" in Spanish ok. So why can't we say "¿Cómo eres tú?" for "how are you?" in Spanish? "Eres tú" means "are you" so why is "Cómo eres tú" incorrect for "how ...
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Usage of Estar and Ser

I'm learning Spanish with bussu and I came across this 2 sentences : 1- El miércoles está en mitad de la semana 2- El viernes es el día antes del fin de semana Why in sentence 1 we used estar but in ...
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