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"Está" is a phrase which is often translated as "he's", and "ha sido" is a phrase which is often translated as "he's been". Learn more about the difference between "está" and "ha sido" below.
está(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to express location; third person singular)
a. he's (masculine)
¿Dónde está Joaquín? - Está en el baño.Where's Joaquin? - He's in the bathroom.
b. she's (feminine)
Mi mamá no está en casa. Está en el centro comercial.My mom is not home. She's at the mall.
c. it's
¿Dónde está la aspiradora? - Está en mi habitación.Where's the vacuum cleaner? - It's in my room.
d. is
La Puerta de Brandenburgo está en Berlín.The Brandenburg Gate is in Berlin.
2. (used to express a quality; third person singular)
a. he's (masculine)
Francisco no vino a clases porque está enfermo.Francisco didn't come to school because he's sick.
b. she's (feminine)
Conozco a esa mujer. Está casada con un amigo.I know that woman. She's married to a friend of mine.
c. it's
No puedes abrir la lavadora cuando está lavando.You can't open the washer when it's running.
d. is
Mi celular está roto. Tengo que llevarlo a arreglar.My cellphone is broken. I need to get it fixed.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to express location; second person singular)
a. you're
Si está cerca, puedo recogerlo con mi coche.If you're close, I can pick you up.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to express a quality;second person singular)
a. you're
Si está con hambre, podemos ir a cenar ahora.If you're hungry, we can go have dinner now.
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ha sido(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. he's been (masculine)
¿Conoces a Ramón? Ha sido alumno de nuestro colegio.Do you know Ramon? He's been a student in our school.
b. she's been (feminine)
Esa es Laura Ruiz. Ha sido gerente de nuestra empresa durante los últimos diez años.That's Laura Ruiz. She's been our company general manager for the last ten years.
c. it's been (neuter)
Querida Francis: Ha sido un placer trabajar contigo.Dear Francis, It's been a pleasure working with you.
d. has been
La policía cree que la mujer ha sido embaucada por unos estafadores.The police think the woman has been tricked by some swindlers.
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've been
Ha sido usted nominada para el Premio Nobel.You've been nominated for the Nobel Prize.
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