Ser y Estar

Use Ser For:

DDescription
OOccupation
CCharacteristics
TTime
OOrigin
RRelationship

Use Estar For:

PPosition
LLocation
AAction
CCondition
EEmotion

Source: http://www.spanishdict.com/guide/ser-vs-estar

Examples With "Ser"

Soy ingeniera.

I am an engineer.

  • used for an occupation

Las fresas son rojas.

The strawberries are red.

  • used for a description

Él es de Ingleterra.

He is from England.

Ella es mi prima.

She is my cousin.

Examples With "Estar"

Mi casa está en la ciudad.

My house is in the city.

  • used for location

Estoy felíz.

I am happy.

  • used for a condition

Ella está esperando.

She is waiting.

  • used for an action

Ella está muerta.

She is dead.

  • used for a condition