Ser vs. estar with the word feliz | SpanishDict Answers
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I have always used only "ser" with the word feliz, however, I am seeing more and more estar + feliz.

This doesn't sound right to me.

Do you have an opinion on this? If so, please share. Gracias. smile

  • Posted Jun 9, 2010
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Soy feliz - I am a happy person. Estoy feliz - I feel happy.

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Soy (una persona) feliz > Soy feliz.

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if you're saying, i'm a happy person, referring to your personality, then you use ser. if you are talking about your emotions, as in saying, i'm happy, you use estar.

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Soy feliz. I am happy person everyday. Estoy feliz. I am happy at this moment.

  • Exactly, mxsant, and your English sentences are perfect, too. - Echoline Feb 13, 2011 flag
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I was taught in my Spanish class that you were always supposed to use ser with feliz rather than estar. My teacher was from Spain.

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