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EXPLAIN THIZ PLEASE

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CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT MEANS WHAT. WHEN IAM SAYING IAM HAPPY DO I SAY SOY FELIZ OR DO I SAY ESTOY FELIZ. I GET CONFUSED.

ALSO WEN DO I USE SER VS ESTAR. 4 EXAMPLE VOY A SER FELIZ OR VOY A ESTAR FELIZ

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updated ABR 24, 2008
posted by MARI

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Yo soy feliz

updated ABR 24, 2008
posted by Ndia
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use estar for temporary stuff + location
use ser for permanent stuff, remember locations are always estar- even when describing something that will not move (ex. buildings)

updated ABR 24, 2008
posted by Cornelius-Graves
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Another common one is:

Soy bueno = I'm a good person
Estoy bueno = I'm looking good

Or, as Thalia said it so well in her song Mujer Latina, "estoy rebuena."

updated ABR 24, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Hi Mari
I should have pointed out what James says above. The use of ser and estar can alter the meaning of an adjective as James has shown.

Estoy listo - I am ready
Soy Listo - I am clever

Estoy borracho - I am drunk
Soy borracho - I am a drunkard

There are numerous instances and I suppose you have to learn them as your knowledge progresses.

updated ABR 24, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Eddy is correct, but you could also say "soy feliz" if you meant that you have a happy disposition. "Soy feliz" gets 1.2 million googits.

In general:

Estoy feliz = I feel happy
Soy feliz = I am a happy person

Also, to say "I'm happy that..." you can say other things like "Me alegra (de) que..."

updated ABR 24, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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It is "estoy feliz" because in a few moments you may be sad, ie a change of state.

Because feliz is a temporary state you would use the estar.

Try this site http://www.drlemon.net/grammar/servsestar.html

updated ABR 24, 2008
posted by Eddy
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