Soy and Estoy

Wormwood

Wormwood

Hi everyone. This is my first post. I have just started learning Spanish and am enjoying it very much so far. I was very concerned at first that I was wasting my money when I bought this course but now it is seeming doable. I have a question about the words soy and estoy. Is the difference that soy is about who or what you are and estoy is more about what you do or are doing? TIA. Wormwood
Mauricio

Mauricio

Hola Wormwood, To be or not to be.... this always has been a big question. In short, Yes, in part one difference between the words soy and estoy is that soy is about who or what you are and estoy is more about what you do or are doing. Estoy more than the other has a wide range of meanings one important one that is used often is the location factor, "Estoy en la playa" or "Estoy en madrid". Have a look at the following links to get a more indepth explanation. __http://www.rocketlanguages.com/spanish/spanish_verb_ser.php__ __http://www.rocketlanguages.com/spanish/spanish_verb_estar.ph__ __http://www.rocketlanguages.com/spanish/using_estar_to_express_feeling.php__ I hope that helps. Regasrds Mauricio

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