Ser o estar (to be or to be)

“To be or not to be”, that makes perfect sense in English, but in Spanish we have two verbs for “to be”. We can use either “ser” or “estar”, unlike in other Romanic languages, with different meanings, as you might already know. They are not so easy to grasp. Intermediate students keep taking one for the other. It is one of those things that say that your grammar or command of Spanish is not that good. It is also very idiomatic. Have a look at the conjugation:

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