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esta
pronunciation
ehss-tah
meaning
adjective. A word marking completion. It is used in contexts where something has "already" happened. It is also used when leaving someone after a conversation.
etymology
The third-person conjugation of the Spanish verb estar.
additional comments
In sentences marking completed actions, esta is understood as "already". Used with future expressions to describe actions that are about to take place. Examples:

Chumocho yo' esta.
I ate already.

Esta para u mababa i tenda.
The store is about to open.
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