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Esta

Margaret

Kwiziq community member

31 May 2018

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Esta

Does "Esta" not indicate location? In the lesson and examples, it seems that "ser" is used to denote location?  Am I incorrect in this?

This relates to:
Using ser (not estar) to say when / where something takes place -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

1 June 2018

1/06/18

Hola Margaret,


Yes, you are right, "estar" indicates location, as in "María está en la playa" (María is at the beach) or "Birmingham está en el centro de Inglaterra" (Birmingham is in the centre of England) but to say "where events take place" we use "ser". It is a more specific use. It would sound a bit odd to say "¿Dónde está la fiesta? as we consider "una fiesta" to be an event, so we would say "¿Dónde es la fiesta?.


I hope this helps.


Inma

Margaret

Kwiziq community member

1 June 2018

1/06/18

Thank you, Inma.  Your r eply does help me to understand the difference in usage of "Ser" and "Esta."  I appreciate your help.


Margaret

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