Notes from ¿Qué tal? – Estar with Adjectives

Estar is used with adjectives to express temporary conditions or observations that are true at a given moment but that do not describe inherent qualities of the noun. The following adjectives are generally used with estar. Some of them are cognates.

abierto/a – open

aburrido/a – bored

cansado/a – tired

cerrado/a – closed

contento/a – happy

desordenado/a – messy

enfermo/a – sick, ill

furioso/a – angry, furious

limpio/a – clean

nervioso/a – nervous

ocupado/a – busy

ordenado/a – neat, orderly

preocupado/a – worried

solo/a – alone

sucio/a – dirty

triste – sad

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