I'm starting get a feel of when to use essere and stare. But there are a couple of examples in lesson 4.6 I'm not sure of.
When you say "Il ragazzo è in piedi." Does that mean the boy is performing the action of standing up from a sitting position?
Also, does "Siamo seduti adesso." mean we are performing the action of sitting down from a standing position.
Am I interpreting this correctly? if not, could you please elaborate more on the difference between.
Il ragazzo è in piedi.
The boy stands. (right now)
Il ragazzo sta in piedi.
The boy stands. (continues to stand))
Siamo seduti adesso.
(We) are sitting down right now.
Stiamo seduti adesso.
(We) are sitting down right now. (of our own volition).