Estar Present Tense Conjugation

Use the chart, examples, and video below to learn how to conjugate estar in the present tense.

Estar: Present Tense Conjugation Chart

yo estoy
él/ella/Ud. está
nosotros estamos
vosotros estáis
ellos/ellas/Uds. están

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Examples: how to conjugate estar in present tense

Here are some examples of conjugating estar in present form:

Estoy cansado de tus mentiras.

I am tired of your lies.

No estás preparado para la escuela.

You're not ready for school.

Estamos muy orgullosos de ti.

We are so proud of you.


  • Estar is an irregular verb, but not as irregular as some others.
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Here's a reminder of what the Spanish personal pronouns mean:

  • yo = I
  • tú = you (informal)
  • él/ella = he/she
  • nosotros/nosotras = we
  • vosotros/vosotras = you (plural, informal, Spain only)
  • ellos/ellas = they
  • Usted = you (singular formal) & ustedes = you (plural formal). These are used much more in Latin America than in Spain - the latter being more informal.

How to conjugate estar in the present tense - recommended video:

(note the translations provided in the video above are in both French and English)

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See how to conjugate estar in other tenses:

Conjugate estar in the preterite

Conjugate estar in the imperfect

Conjugate estar in the future

Conjugate estar in the subjunctive