Estar 'to be

There are two verbs in Cataln with the same meaning - 'to be'. Ser and Estar. (Ésser is a synonym of ser). Ser or estar explains when each is used.

Present tense

I amestic
You areestàs
He isestà
We areestem
You areesteu
They areestan

Past tense

I wasvaig estar
You werevas estar
He wasva estar
We werevam estar
You werevau estar
They werevan estar

Imperfect tense

I wasestaria
You wereestaries
He wasestaria
We wereestaríem
You wereestarieu
They wereestarien

Estar. Examples Start

Example sentences illustrating different uses of the Catalan verb estar..

I am taking a pictureEstic fent una foto
Are you married?Estàs casat?
Why are you angry (to a man)?Per què estàs enfadat?
The shop is openLa botiga està oberta
The door is closedLa porta està tancada
The window is openLa finestra està oberta
I was reading when the phone rangEstava parlant quan va sonar el telèfon
Today, she is sad because she lost her jobAvui, està trista perquè s'ha quedat sense feina