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01-031 – Estar + emotions

Posted by Señor Jordan on Dec 10, 2008 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, present, verbs, vocabulary |

¡Hola! In this lesson, we’ll cover the present tense of the irregular verb, Estar (to be).  We use this verb for feelings/emotions, locations and for the -ING (progressive) tenses.

In this video we’ll learn how to talk about our emotions and tell where we are located.


Let me know if you have any questions/comments/suggestions.

Conjugation chart:

present tense estar copy

estar– to be
(yo) estoy – I am
(tú) estás – you are
Él está – he is
Ella está – she is
Usted está – You are (formal)
Nosotros estamos – We are
Nosotras estamos – We (females) are
ellos están – They are
ellas están – They (females) are
ustedes están – You all are

¿Cómo estás? – How are you?
bien – good/fine.
mal – bad/poor
así-así – so-so*
cansado – tired
enfermo – sick
triste – sad
feliz – happy
ocupado – busy
preocupado – worried/preoccupied
emocionado – excited
aburrido – bored

¿Dónde estás? – Where are you?
la clase – class
la escuela – school
el museo – museum
el restaurante – restaurant
el centro comercial – mall
la iglesia – church
la piscina – pool
el parque – park

*please note that así-así is more commonly said más o menos

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May 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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Jun 26, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Hi Senor, great videos. I really benefited from them. I was wondering if you could do a video on the conjugation of ser and the differences between ser and estar? That would be absolutely fantastic. Muchas gracias!

Aug 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Just wanted to let you know that this video won’t play on youtube or on this site. It says that some kind of error occurred.

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Oct 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Dear Sr. Jordan,
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Con Gratitud,

Benjamin Joseph
Dec 15, 2010 at 5:36 am

How do I know when you are talking to me in Spanish. When you are asking me a question?

Benjamin Joseph
Dec 15, 2010 at 5:45 am

I think I got it, I’m confusing “yo” with “tu.”

Sra. Duff
Feb 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

Sr. Jordan,

Would you consider adding a video/ videos about Ser and Estar, How to Conjugate them, and When to Use them?

Love all your videos! I look forward to each week’s new one!

Mar 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

Mister Jordan can i ask a quation…in all videos i see the eg: the verb ir plus adonde,
yo voy,tu vas ect…but on plural i dont see the pronoun vosotros in no one video of oyurs…but i need..can pls show me just one examples..plsss

Señor Jordan
Mar 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

vosotros for ‘ir’ is ‘vais’

(Vosotros) ¿Vais a comprar algo de comer? (Are you all going to buy something to eat?)

-Sr. J

Aug 11, 2011 at 9:50 am

Is there a video or are you planning on making a video for the verb SER and when to use it in a sentence? You have one on ESTAR (+ emotions) but I think one for SER is also needed.


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May 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

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Jun 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

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Kyler Lessing
Feb 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

hello senor jordan,

i have just finished watching one of your tutorials on how to conjugate estar, and i found it quite entertaining. But if there was one thing i could help you out on, it would be to brush up on your green screen skills. Muchas gracias otra ves! Yo estoy feliz mirando tu video!





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