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"estaba vs. estuvo"

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What are the rules?

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updated FEB 26, 2010
posted by Hillary-King

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estaba is imperfect, estuvo is preterit.

The basic rules are that preterit is for what happened at a specific time in the past, whereas imperfect is for something that doesn't have a specific time.

ayer nadamos en el mar. (yesterday, we swam in the ocean)

nadabamos en el rio cada dia (we swam in the river every day)

see preterit vs imperfect :D

updated JUL 30, 2017
edited by crazyjugglerdrummer
posted by crazyjugglerdrummer
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