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I know that "es" = "is".
I'm somewhat confused about the word "esta".
I believe "esta" means different things, depending on how it is used, correct? One way of using "esta" is when saying one thing is near to another thing (according to the dictionary).

In lesson 1.9 - House and Directions the word "esta" is used in sentences such as the following: El baño está entre el dormitorio y la cocina. (The bathroom is between the bedroom and the kitchen.)

However, two of the three translator programs came up with the following translation: El baño es entre el dormitorio y la cocina.

Which is correct?

Gracias!

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Estar is used for locations (except for the location of an event). However, make sure you include the accent "está", without it the meaning and pronunciation changes.

  • it would be great if SD included the Spanish accent marks on the Answer section. That is why some of the words do not have them on my statement. Gracias! - Gillygaloo Apr 1, 2011 flag
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

two of the three translator programs came up with the following translation:

Don't trust the translators to be 100% correct, especially with something like "Por vs. Para" and "Ser vs. Estar" choices.

El baño está entre el dormitorio y la cocina.

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Make sure to check this compilation on ser y estargrin

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Estar is used for locations (except for the location of an event). However, make sure you include the accent "está", without it the meaning and pronunciation changes.

i made a thread for this a little bit ago thread

for if you want to type the spanish letters

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I think the best way to explain it is to go to learn, spanihs 1, and the ser vs estar. This will help you a lot because I had same question. Hope it helps! cheese

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