Spanish idioms using “estar”

Spanish Idioms using “Estar” (to be)

One of the interesting parts of learning a new language is seeing how it compares to your own language. It is interesting to see the similarities and differences when using idiomatic expressions in another language. Here are some common phrases that use “estar” (the temporary/situational verb for “to be”):

Estar todavía en pañalesTo still be in nappies/naïve
Estar como pez en el aguaTo be like a fish in water (To be in one’s element, enjoy your own comforts)
Estar como agua para chocolateTo be like water for chocolate (To be at boiling point) Continue reading

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