Why is it "no me gusta que tú seas tan celoso" instead of estés tan celoso?

CamilleB1Kwiziq community member

Why is it "no me gusta que tú seas tan celoso" instead of estés tan celoso?



Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Camille

You could use estéis too. In this case we used seas (ser) because the speaker is referring to an inherent quality of that person, as in he is genuinely a jealous guy, part of his personality. If you use estar, then you are referring to this person "getting" jealous in a precise moment for a specific reason, not necessarily meaning that this is the sort of person he is. It is a temporary thing.

I hope it clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

CamilleB1Kwiziq community member

Yes, thank you. This is a wonderful explanation

Why is it "no me gusta que tú seas tan celoso" instead of estés tan celoso?



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