What is the word "estate"?

LarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

What is the word "estate"?

What is the word "estate"? Is it supposed to be "estarte"?

Asked 5 months ago
LarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Nevermind; I figured it out. It's the tú imperative of estarse. I had never seen it before.
ClaraC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks Larry, I was also wondering the same. Like you, I hadn't seen it in use before now. 

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Larry

Yes, that's it. It's very often used in sentences of this type when we use the imperative:

¡Niño, estate quieto!

Boy, stand still!

Estate pendiente de la comida, que voy a salir un momento.

Keep an eye on the food, I'm popping out just for a bit.

Viene el profesor, estaos calladitos.

The teacher is coming, be quiet.

Saludos

Inma

What is the word "estate"?

What is the word "estate"? Is it supposed to be "estarte"?

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