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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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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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¿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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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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¿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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¿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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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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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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"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'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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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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