Showing posts with label This VS That. Show all posts
Showing posts with label This VS That. Show all posts

Ser vs Estar

Hacer vs Tener vs Estar

Ay vs Ahí vs Hay

Si vs Sí

Era vs Fui/Estuve vs Estaba


estaba vs estuve

Fue vs Era vs Estaba vs Estuve

Era vs Fui

- When to use era?
era/eras/éramos/eran is used to describe how things were or how a person was; while and is translated as “used to be”; while


- When to use fui?

fui/fuistes/fue/fuimos/fueron is used to narrate an event that happened in the past and how it happened and is translated as “was”

 

Estuve vs Estaba

- When to use estuve?
The action that happened “in the past and it finished”


- When to use estaba?
estaba/estabas/estaba/estábamos/estabais/estaban (Pretérito Imperfecto).  

Actions that started “in the past and hasn’t finished or the finish date is uncertain”

The action that happened repeatedly in the past. Actions that happened simultaneously in the past.



Tip: finished action, "estuve", unfinished or uncertain action, "estaba".

 

Y vs e vs o vs u

Bien vs Bueno(a)

Hace vs Está vs Tengo frío

Por Que vs Por qué vs Porque vs Porqué

Has vs Haz

Allí vs Ahí

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