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What is the difference between es and esta?

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Esta is a demonstrative adjective: "this"

Es is a verb: "is/are" 2nd person singular / 3rd person plural

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See lesson 1.11 under "Learn Spanish" "Learn Spanish One" at this site. It's an entire lesson on the difference between the verbs "estar" and "ser" which both mean "to be". "Está" is a form of the verb "estar" and "es" is a form of the verb "ser".

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