Estar and ser confusion
I am having trouble with estar and ser verbs. They are both to be verbs. How do I know when to use the correct tense when speaking in spanish. This is my first semester in spanish and I have no prior knowledge of spanish. I really appriciate any advice on how to keep these apart.
Welcome to the forum!
For the first semester of Spanish, the major differences between "ser" and "estar" can be summarized in this little jingle (If you choose to sing it, use the tune to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")
"Twinkle, twinkle, little estar...how you feel and where you are".
Once again, this is a good rule of thumb for entry level Spanish. If your sentence doesn't say where someone/something is or how someone feels, it's a good bet you're going to need a form of "ser".
Once you get beyond entry level, you'll need a few more details on the differences.
I hope this helps.