8.6 Estar when relating to a location

If the verb to be is used in the meaning of a location the right translation is estar. Even if it doesn't sound too good but still - if you can substitute the verb to be with to be located then it is definitely estar!

  He is in the garden.
He is located in the garden. = Está en el jardín.

  London is in England.
London is located in England. = London está en Inglaterra.

  The goats are in the mountains.
The goats are located in the mountains. = Las cabras están en las montañas

  He is in England.
He is located in England. = Está en Inglaterra.

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