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How to use the verb "estar" in Spanish

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EL VERBO ESTAR - The 20 most common expressions

When you want to express *how you feel and physical condition* in Spanish, you must use the verb "estar"

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EL VERBO ESTAR: estoy & estamos

How to use the verb "ESTAR" in Spanish

The 20 most common expressions using "estar"

When you want to say how you feel, e.g. I'm happy, I'm depressed, I'm worried, or when you want to express physical condition, e.g. I'm sick, I'm drunk, I'm pregnant, you must use the verb "estar" rather than the verb "ser".

Here is a list of 20 common expressions with "estar":

  1. estoy bien
  2. estoy feliz
  3. estoy triste
  4. estoy tranquilo
  5. estoy nervioso
  6. estoy contento
  7. estoy enfadado
  8. estoy enojado
  9. estoy ocupado
  10. estoy listo
  11. estoy borracho
  12. estoy concentrado
  13. estoy aburrido
  14. estoy cansado
  15. estoy resfriado
  16. estoy deprimido
  17. estoy preocupado
  18. estoy retrasado
  19. estoy enamorado
  20. estoy embarazada

All these expressions (except for "bien", which is an adverb) have a plural form, e.g. feliz / felices - contento / contentos - aburrido / aburridos etc.

Only the adjectives ending in "o" have the feminine form ending in "a", e.g. concentrado / concentrada - listo / lista - retrasado / retrasada

Finally, adjectives ending in "a", also have the feminine plural form, e.g. concentrada / concentradas - resfriada / resfiradas - preocupada / preocupadas