what is the difference between soy and estoy?
when would you use estoy instead of soy?
I have tried to collect all the SpanishDict Reference materials into one location. You may read and study them all by following this link ----> Ser vs Estar.
I hope you will take the time to read them in the order I've presented them and that they will be a big help to you in understanding how these two verbs are used.
Hi Mike, and welcome to the forum.
Estoy is the verb estar.
Soy is the verb ser.
You can learn about the uses of those here.
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Hey Mike! When you get to Lesson 1.11 in the Learn Spanish section of this site you'll get a really good explanation related to your question. It is a concept that is a bit difficult to grasp as English speakers, but I'm sure you'll get it.
soy would have to be location
and estoy would be feelings and ect..
ex: you soy de Bosnia
I am from bosnia
ex: estoy feliz
I am happy.