Using ser (not estar) to talk about time, days, dates and seasons

When we want to express data about days, dates, seasons and hours we use the verb ser (not estar).

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Hoy es lunes.Today is Monday.

Hoy es 25 de septiembre.Today is the 25th of September.

Ahora es primavera.It is spring now.

Son las tres de la tarde.It's three o'clock in the afternoon.

See also Conjugate ser in El Presente (present tense).

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Ahora es primavera.It is spring now.
Son las tres de la tarde.It's three o'clock in the afternoon.
Hoy es 25 de septiembre.Today is the 25th of September.
Hoy es lunes.Today is Monday.
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