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¡Hola!
I've come across the word "estrés", meaning stress, and I'd like to ask you for a short phrase illustrating its correct usage. Is it "tener estrés" or "ser estrés"? And what would be the proper way of saying "somebody can be stressed" (as a way of asking a native speaker about the usage of the word)? "Alguien puede tener/ser estrés"?
¡Muchas gracias!
Karolina

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updated SEP 3, 2008
posted by Karolina

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Thanks a lot for the replies! smile

I suspected that the past participle should be used, but since we haven't covered it in classes yet, it was just a wild guess smile

updated SEP 3, 2008
posted by Karolina
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Well... in English you don't say "I am stress", right? The most sensible guess would be to think that it is "tener estrés", which is the right option.

You also have "estresado", which is literally "stressed" (notice the final "d" on both), and this requires "estar" and "to be" respectively.

juan said:

tener estres it's ok

No, it's not. The word "estrés" has an accent on the E.

juan said:

to ask "estas estresado" Are you stressed"

Correct spelling: ¿Estás estresado'

updated SEP 3, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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tener estres it's ok
"somebody can be stressed" alguien puede estar "estresado"
to ask "estas estresado" Are you stressed"

updated SEP 3, 2008
posted by juan
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