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"Es en" is a phrase which is often translated as "it's held in", and "está en" is a phrase which is often translated as "he's in". Learn more about the difference between "es en" and "está en" below.
es en(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to indicate the place; third person singular)
a. it's held in
¿Dónde suele ser la función de fin de curso? - Normalmente es en la sala de actos de la escuela.Where is the end-of-year performance usually held? - It's usually held in the school's auditorium.
b. is held in
La conferencia es en el Hotel Excelsior todos los años.The conference is held in the Excelsior Hotel every year.
c. it'll be held in
¿Sabes dónde es el banquete de bodas? - Es en la mansión de los padres de la novia.Do you know where the wedding reception will be held? - It'll be held in the bride's parents' mansion.
d. will be held in
El concierto del sábado es en estadio de fútbol.Saturday's concert will be held in the soccer stadium.
2. (used to indicate the time; third person singular)
a. it's held in
¿Cuándo es la fiesta? - Es siempre en primavera.When will the party be held? - It's always held in the spring.
b. is held in
Si no me equivoco, el congreso es en febrero año sí, año no.If I've got it right, the congress is held in February year, in year out.
c. it'll be held in
¿Cuándo es el curso de francés al que te apuntaste? - Es en septiembre.When will the English course you've enrolled on be held? - It'll be held in September.
d. will be held in
La próxima reunión general de la empresa es en diciembre.The firm's next general meeting will be held in December.
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está en(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (is inside; third person singular)
a. he's in (masculine)
Papá está cocinando. Está en la cocina.Dad is cooking. He's in the kitchen.
b. she's in (feminine)
Está en la cama porque no se siente bien.She's in bed because she doesn't feel well.
c. it's in
¿Tienes leche? - Sí, está en la nevera.Do you have any milk? - Yes, it's in the refrigerator.
d. is in
Tu moto está en el garaje.Your bike is in the garage.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(are inside; second person singular)
a. you're in
Sra. Castañeda, está en el hospital. ¿Recuerda lo que le ocurrió?Mrs. Castañeda, you're in the hospital. Can you remember what happened to you?
3. (is on the surface of; third person singular)
a. he's on (masculine)
¿Está Lucas? - No, está en la playa, pero volverá pronto.Is Lucas in? - No, he isn't. He's on the beach, but he'll be back soon.
b. she's on (feminine)
Está en el suelo haciendo posturas de yoga.She's on the floor doing yoga poses.
c. it's on
¿Dónde está la sal? - Ya está en la mesa.Where's the salt? - It's already on the table.
d. is on
Estoy leyendo el libro que está en mi velador.I'm reading the book that is on my bedside table.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(are on the surface of; second person singular)
a. you're on
Está usted en el Monte Rushmore.You're on Mount Rushmore.
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