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Hola a todos! Soy Lucia. Hi everybody! I’m Lucia.
Welcome to SpanishPod101.com’s Español en tres minutos. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Spanish.
In the last lesson, we learned how to talk about nationality. This is the second part of our lesson on the “to be” verbs - soy and estar. In this lesson we will learn “estar”.
This verb is also used to talk about location, to say things like "I am in the street" or "He is in the room", so it's very useful!
When you want to know where something or someone is, you use the verb estar in Spanish.
For example, when someone asks you on the phone ¿Dónde estás? That means "Where are you?" in an informal way.
Let's break it down.
Dónde means "Where",
estás is "are.” This is the verb “to be” / estar for the personal pronoun Tú (“You”). Again, this is omitted from the sentence.
[slowly] ¿Dónde estás?
Answering this question is very easy! You just say Yo estoy en + the place where you are.
Yo means “I”, but you wouldn’t usually say it here, and
estoy is the verb estar again.
Then you only have to add “en” and the place. Let’s try an example. Estoy en la calle. means "I am in the street".
[slowly] Estoy en la calle.
Now let’s see a few other possible answers with I:
"I am at the office" would be Estoy en la oficina.
"I am in a meeting" would be Estoy en una reunión.
"I am in a store" would be Estoy en una tienda.
Another useful expression with the verb estar is to ask for a specific person on the phone. You can say Está plus his or her name.
So to ask for your friend Manuel, for example, say Está Manuel? "Is Manuel there?”
The verb ‘to be’’ can be used in two ways in Spanish - ser/estar, and it depends on the context of the sentence. Let’s take a look to some examples we did.
ser - ¿De dónde eres?
ser - Soy americano.
estar - ¿Dónde estás?
estar - Estoy en la oficina
Now it’s time for Lucia’s Insights.
You can use this convenient question if you are lost in the street – No sé donde estoy, ¿puede ayudarme por favor?
This means “I don’t know where I am, can you help me please?“
[slowly] No sé donde estoy, ¿puede ayudarme por favor?
In this lesson we learned how to talk about your location thanks to the verb estar. Next time we’ll learn how to talk about ages using the verb tener, which is "to have" in Spanish. So do you want to know how to ask somebody’s age? I’ll be waiting for you in the next Español en 3 minutos.
Hasta la próxima!!

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