“Es” is actually a conjugated form of the verb “ser”, but it’s irregular and so common that it’s easier to just learn it like this. We’ll look at verb conjugations on the next page.↩︎
“Esta” is the feminine form of the adjective “este” (or “esto”, depending on how you look at it). For adjectives we only learn one form (either neutral or masculine) because the other form(s) just change their final letter (to an “a” or “o” for instance).↩︎
Note that “esta” indicates that “historia” is a feminine noun. We’re not going to focus on masculine/feminine distinctions at this point—and we don’t even indicate if words are feminine or masculine on the site—because you’ll eventually come to be familiar with which is which with enough exposure.↩︎
As you saw earlier with “este” changing form to “esta” to correspond with the feminine “historia”, “un” changes to “una” here for the same reason.↩︎
This is an expression like “Well…”.↩︎
Click a word on the left to see some information about it here.
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