So I'm using Rosetta Stone right now and it tells me the correct translations are as follows (naturally with no explanation)
I am = Soy
I am hot = Estoy enfermo
I am cold = Tengo frío
Would love some help on this one =)
PS: it would be
estoy enfermo - I'm sick
ten go calor - I'm hot
yes, this is correct. In Spanish, "to be" is translated as "estar" and "ser"
in a nutshell, ESTAR is used with location, and temporary characteristics. Ex: estoy aqui (I'm here, but later I might not)
SER is used with permanent characteristics, professions, physical characteristics. Ex: soy una mujer, soy rubia (I'm a woman, I'm blond)
in the third expression, you can see the idiomatic use of TENER (to have) to mean "I am". This is how we say it in Spanish. Other examples would be: tengo hambre/sed/miedo (I'm hungry, thirsty or scared).
hope that helps. :)
For english is easy because you always use this rule: pronoun personnel + to be = subject+ verb
I + am
you + are
he + is
I mean the pronoun + verb "to be", but in spanish meanings for the verb to be (am,is,are): ser, estar and tener.
Maybe you can check the following page:
Thank you, guys <3