what is ocupaba?
what do ocupaba mean?
I would also like to point out, that depending on the context, the verb "ocupar" can be used when we would say in English 'to use'; such as a tool in a task or job, etc.
¿Lo ocupaba usted?
Were you using it?
It is possible that this may only be a Latin American usage, but I'm not sure about that. It does show in RAE that 'ocupar' can mean "Emplearse en un trabajo, ejercicio o tarea", but it doesn't indicate regional usage.
It means used to occupy
I/you used to occupy that place. - Yo/él/ella/usted ocupaba ese lugar.
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imperfect for 'ocupa' meaning squatter (informal) masculine or feminine noun.
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Past tense of ocupar