Ser vs Estar: The Ultimate Guide + EXERCISES

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

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SER VS ESTAR: The ultimate guide

The verbs SER and ESTAR are one of the verbs that cause great confusion to English speakers that's because these verbs can be translated as the verb [To Be].

To learn how to differentiate them definitively we are going to start with the conjugation of these verbs and at the end of the article, you will find a quiz to practice what you have learned.

conjugation of the verbs SER and ESTAR










The verb SER is used to talk about permanent characteristics. When referring to a person you can use the verb ser to describe everything that makes that person how it is, and when talking about an object, you can describe the color, material, or origin. Find below a few examples using the verb in different situations.