Ser vs Estar for location
In Spanish 2 lesson 08, ser is used for location of permanent structures. This is in contrast to everything I've learned in the past. Location, even if permanent, is signified by 'estar'. This is an excerpt from Spanishdict.com:
The location of someone or something describes where it is permanently, temporarily, actually, or conceptually.
El baño está a la derecha de la sala. (The bathroom is to the right of the living room.)
Estamos en el café ahora y estarémos en el cine en 20 minutos. (We are at the café right now and we will be at the movie theatre in 20 minutes.)
Mi abuelo está en la luna. (My grandfather is out of it/lost.)
Exception for Parties
This is a big one: The location of an event or party is described using SER. Not ESTAR!
La fiesta es en mi casa. (The party is at my house.)
Open Sep 07, 2016 - 02:32 PM
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