Spanish Copular Verbs
Spanish has two main copulative verbs, ser and estar, both of which correspond to the English to be.
Ser is used to describe the essential characteristics of someone or something. These include nationality, profession, religion, size, shape, and color.
Estar is used to describe temporary states or conditions. These include physical, mental, and emotional states.
Want to learn more about the differences between ser and estar? Check out our Ser vs. Estar article!