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"Está muerto" is a phrase which is often translated as "he's dead", and "ha muerto" is a phrase which is often translated as "he has died". Learn more about the difference between "está muerto" and "ha muerto" below.
está muerto(
ehs
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tah
 
mwehr
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toh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. he's dead
¿Llamamos a una ambulancia? - Sí, pero creo que está muerto.Shall we call an ambulance? - Yes, but I think he's dead.
b. it's dead
¿Es un zorro eso que hay en la cuneta? - Sí, está muerto.Is that a fox in the ditch? - Yes, it's dead.
c. is dead
El hombre está muerto, pero la mujer todavía está viva.The man is dead, but the woman is still alive.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you're dead
¿Es usted San Pedro? ¿Estoy muerto? - Sí, me temo que está muerto.Are you Saint Peter? Am I dead? - Yes, I'm afraid you're dead.
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ha muerto(
ah
 
mwehr
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toh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. he has died
Hace un año parecía tan lleno de vida y ahora ha muerto.One year ago, he seemed so vital, and now he has died.
b. she has died
¡Último momento! Nueva víctima fatal: una mujer de nombre Estela. Ha muerto como resultado de las heridas sufridas.Latest news! New fatal victim - a woman called Estela. She has died as a result of injuries sustained.
c. it has died
Las lisosomas son responsables de destruir una célula después de que ha muerto.Lysosomes are responsible for destroying the cell after it has died.
d. has died
El veterano periodista ha muerto a la edad de 85 años.The veteran journalist has died at the age of 85.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you have died
El juego es así: usted ha muerto y ahora es un fantasma.The game goes like this: you have died, and now you're a ghost.
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