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Cual es la diferencia entre "eres" y "estas"?

Cuando dicer eres, y cuando dicer estas?

For learning: Spanish
Base language: Spanish
Category: Language

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    That's true, but only a part. We use a lot of times "estás" without other verb, just like "you are" and not like "you are +ING".

    Tú estás en Barcelona = you are in Barcelona.
    Tú estás contento = you are happy.
    Tú estás borracho = you are drunk.

    The difference in meaning usually is that while "eres" is something permanent, essential, "estás" is something temporal.

    For example, if you say "(tú) estás guapa" you mean something like you looks pretty (now, something temporal) but "(tú) eres guapa" means that you are always pretty, because your face is pretty, not because your clothes or your haircut or something like that.

    But there isn't a simple rule to know when to use each one, just a list of when to use each, as this one: http://babelnet.sbg.ac.at/carlitos/ayuda/ser-estar.htm

    Esta es una pregunta que surge de comparar el inglés con el español.

    (Tú) eres = you are
    (Tú) estás= you are + ING form of the verbs.

    Ejemplos:

    Eres rico = you are rich.
    Eres maestro = you are a teacher.

    Estás enseñando = you are teachING.
    Estás volando = you are flyING.

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