When do you use 'ser' and 'estar'

Ser is used for more permanent action e.g. descripton: she is brave 'ella es valiente'

estar is used for temporary e.g. emotions, weather, location... 'la casa esta aqui' 

Laura L. IB Psychology tutor, A Level Psychology tutor, GCSE Psycholo...

1 month ago

Answered by Laura, a GCSE Spanish tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist


Kristiana B. GCSE Spanish tutor, GCSE English tutor
View profile
£18 /hr

Kristiana B.

Degree: Law (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Spanish, English Literature+ 1 more

English Literature

“About Me I am a first year law student at Bristol University. Being half-Chilean, with my dad living in Spain, I have always had a passion for Spanish – not just the language, but theculture and the people. During my gap year I lived ...”

Raquel L. IB Spanish tutor, GCSE Spanish tutor, A Level Spanish tutor...
View profile
£18 /hr

Raquel L.

Degree: Physics with Theoretical Physics (Masters) - Kings, London University

Subjects offered: Spanish, Physics+ 1 more


“I am a Physics with Theoretical Physics student at King´s College London. And if there is something that I love even more than Physics and Science is learning. I love it so much that I decided to leave my country, leaving there my fam...”

MyTutor guarantee

Ella  H. A Level History tutor, 13 plus  History tutor, GCSE History ...
View profile
£18 /hr

Ella H.

Degree: History with a European Language (Bachelors) - University College London University

Subjects offered: Spanish, History+ 3 more

Extended Project Qualification
English Literature
-Personal Statements-

“About MeI completed my A-Levels in History, Spanish and English Literature in 2015 and now study History with Spanish at University College London. I am passionate about all three subjects and havea wide range of knowledge about them...”

About the author

Laura L. IB Psychology tutor, A Level Psychology tutor, GCSE Psycholo...
View profile
£18 /hr

Laura L.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Bath University

Subjects offered: Spanish, Psychology+ 2 more


“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Laura

What is the difference between short and long term memory?

When do you use 'ser' and 'estar'

Other GCSE Spanish questions

How do you conjugate regular AR, IR and ER verbs in the present tense?

How do I make sense of Spanish conjugations since they are not as complex in English? And what's the best way to learn them so I use them well?

How do you form the present perfect tense in Spanish?

How do you form the imperfect tense?

View GCSE Spanish tutors


We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss