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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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Please tell me: How are you?
Are you happy (contento/a)?
Are you tired (cansado/a)?
Are you drunk (borracho/a)?
Are you pregnant (embarazada)?
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":
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