I need to know how to say this phrase the way they would teach it in a school Spanish class. When I was young/little/a child. any of these will work.
When I was a child (in spanish?)
Cuándo era joven/a. Ser = Fui (was) Era (used to be/was)
Like hablé Espanol (I spoke) Hablaba Frances pero ahora no (I used to speak French but I dont now)
cuándo yo fui joven - when I was young, cuándo yo fui pequeño - when I was little, cuándo yo fui un niño - when I was a child
De niño(a), de pequeño(a)
De niña era tímida. As a child I was shy.