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When do you use "estar" and "es"?


I'm really confused on what to use. For instance: Hace frio aqui porque las puertas______ abiertas. Which do I use? Estan or son, and why?

updated NOV 14, 2009
edited by cupcakeasaur
posted by cupcakeasaur

1 Answer


Hello cupcake, and welcome to our forum.

You would use estar there, because it is the condition of the door. You use estar for condition of things.

Here is a thread LINK which will help you figure it out. Especially pay attention to the Ser v Estar link by Lazarus mentioned in the thread.

¡Buena Suerte!

updated NOV 14, 2009
edited by Goyo
posted by Goyo
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