Relationships Ser or Estar?

CeliaA2Kwiziq community member

Relationships Ser or Estar?

One of the links above (Ser or Estar?) talks about DOCTOR CLIF. DOCTOR for "ser" includes description, origin, character, time, occupation, and RELATIONSHIP. Is that wrong or am I missing something?

Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Celia

Both ser and estar are used to talk about relationships but in a different way. 

With Ser you "identify" a person saying who that person is in relation to another one. 

Esa chica es la hermana de Juan. 
That girl is Juan's sister.

Yo soy su marido. 
I am her husband.

With Estar you talk about statuses (married, single, widow...)

Ella está casada.
She is married.

Doña Elvira está viuda.
Doña Elvira is a widow.

Hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

 

 

CeliaA2Kwiziq community member

Yes, that’s very helpful. ¡Gracias!

Relationships Ser or Estar?

One of the links above (Ser or Estar?) talks about DOCTOR CLIF. DOCTOR for "ser" includes description, origin, character, time, occupation, and RELATIONSHIP. Is that wrong or am I missing something?

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