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What is the difference between Essere and Stare?

Asked by T. Lopez on Jul 02, 2019

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M. Klose

M. Klose
Content Writer, Oakland

Answered on Aug 08, 2019

Essere and stare are known to be Italian verbs that may be translated into English. When you say Essere, this means “to exist.” Some people are happy to be alive, and they may say that they are happy to Essere. Stare might have a different meaning in English, but from Italian to English, this would mean “to stay.”

Different people may sometimes feel that their relationships with their loved ones are going nowhere, but they choose to “stare.” or to stay in the relationship. There are instances when essere is also used to show that people would like to provide reactions or personal observations.

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C. Matz

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C. Matz
College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered on Jul 29, 2019

If you have ever tried to learn another language, you will probably need to learn the meaning and ways of conjugating the verb “to be” because that is such a popular verb that is used when speaking, writing and reading.

However, in Italian, two words mean “to be.” They are essere and stare. They are handled differently. To speak Italian fluently, you will need to know when to use essere and stare. Essere means to be or exist and stare means to stay or to be.

Stare is used in sentences about precise locations and idioms. Essere is used in general locations, dates, times, qualities, identities, origins, religions, and physical characteristics, to name a few.

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