Conjugation of ser and estar
Below you have listed the conjugations of the verbs “to be” in English and Spanish. Be careful with the accent marks, they are crucial for the verb estar
Try to memorized them when you read them.
|Yo soy||I am||Yo estoy||I am|
|Tu eres||you (informal) are||Tu estas||you (informal) are|
|él/ella es||he/she is||él/ella esta||he/she is|
|nosotros/as somos||we are||nosotros/as estamos||we are|
|ellos/ellas son||they are||ellos/ellas estan||they are|
|ustedes son||you (formal) are||ustedes estan||you (formal) are|
Perhaps you can already see why the “am” in “I am tired” would come from estar, while the “am” in “I am Greek” would come from ser.