Ser vs Estar
Basic Spanish requires you to choose between the two forms of the verb “to be”(ser and estar). Choose which form is appropriate for each sentence, and conjugate them in the first person singular.
1. Yo ____ de Santiago, Chile.
2. Ahora, yo ____ en Los Angeles.
1. Yo soy de Santiago, Chile.
Translation: I am from Santiago, Chile.
In this sentence you use ser because you are talking about origin/where you’re from.
2. Ahora, yo estoy en Los Angeles.
Translation: Now, I am in Los Angeles.
In this sentence you use estar because it is talking about a temporary location.
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