Do you have a simple explanation about ser and estar?

On of the worst things about learning Spanish is that there are two verbs for to be.  This is a big unesesary complication but you will never speak Spanish well unless you can use "ser" and "estar" correctly.

For example you use "ser" for professions.
EG:
Soy profesor - I am a teacher


Estar is often used for states:
Estoy cansada  - I am tired.

 

There is a good guide here http://lingolex.com/ser/

You can practise the present of SER here

You can practice the present of ESTAR here

They are very irregular verbs:
You can see the conjugations here.
Estar  Ser 
 

 

 



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