Está vs. es

Está and es both mean is. So what’s the difference? If you want to say where someone or something is located, use está.

El taxi está aqui!
The taxi is here!

You also use está when you’re talking about something that’s only temporarily true.

El hotel está cerrado.
The hotel is closed

Meanwhile, es is used to describe the qualities of a person or thing.

El taxi es amarillo.
The taxi is yellow.