Esta

MargaretA1Kwiziq community member

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?
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

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

MargaretA1Kwiziq community member

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

Margaret

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?

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