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Why está?

Connor L.B2Kwiziq community member

Why está?

Why is está used for the sentence La mahonesa está deliciosa?

Is it because they're speaking about that specific mayonnaise rather than mayonnaise in general?

Asked 3 years ago
Marsha C.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

For food and other perishable things we use estar to refer to the condition or taste.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Connor

Yes, it's using estar because they're referring to the taste of that mayonnaise at the moment of tasting it. If you said "es deliciosa" you'd be referring more to the quality of the mayonnaise, as in it is a product of very good quality (we assume here, the taste is also nice, but it is a more rounded/general meaning with ser - ser talks about the "essence" of things, and estar talks about the state/result of something)

Saludos

Inma

Why está?

Why is está used for the sentence La mahonesa está deliciosa?

Is it because they're speaking about that specific mayonnaise rather than mayonnaise in general?

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