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Ser & Estar
origin, ownership, material or destination
to take place, happen
time of day, season, month
to be (impersonal expressions)
with past participle (forms passive voice), agent stressed or strongly implied
with adjectives (essential characteristics)
social groups, trades, professions
present participle (progressive tenses)
w/past participle: condition or state of subject
w/past participle: characteristic as viewed subjectively by speaker or writer
w/past participle: state or condition of previous action