Estar Commands

Master the art of giving estar Commands in the imperative mood to express “to be” in states or locations. Explore our resources for a deep dive into verb conjugation. Kickstart your learning with Spanish verbs. For advanced practice, visit estar conjugation.

Verb Meaning(s): to be (temporary, location)

Verb Chart: Estar Commands

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Nosotros

estemos

let’s be

*Tú

(Juana, Juan)

está; no estés

be; don’t be

*Vosotros

(informal Spain)

estad; no estéis

(you all) be; (you all) don’t be

Ud.

(Sra./Dr. García)

esté

(you) be

Uds.

estén

(you all) be

*Only Tú, and Vosotros change in the negative form. The other conjugations are the same in the negative.

Estar Commands Practice

Multiple Choice

Artifact Amigo Spanish Verb Conjugation Game

Positive Commands

Negative Commands

Spanish Commands

Estar Commands Sentence Examples

1. Tú: Está contento con los logros que consigues.
Be happy with the achievements you attain.
2. Tú: No estés triste por los errores, aprende de ellos.
Do not be sad about mistakes, learn from them.
3. Ud.: Esté preparado para la reunión de mañana.
Be prepared for tomorrow’s meeting.
4. Ud.: No esté todo el día frente al ordenador sin descansar.
Do not be in front of the computer all day without resting.
5. Nosotros: Estemos unidos en momentos difíciles.
Let’s be united in difficult times.
6. Nosotros: No estemos preocupados por cosas fuera de nuestro control.
Let’s not be worried about things out of our control.
7. Vosotros: Estad atentos a las nuevas oportunidades.
Be alert to new opportunities.
8. Vosotros: No estéis distraídos durante las clases.
Do not be distracted during classes.
9. Uds.: Estén seguros de sí mismos al presentar sus proyectos.
Be confident in yourselves when presenting your projects.
10. Uds.: No estén siempre pegados a sus teléfonos móviles.
Do not always be glued to your mobile phones.
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