What is the word for "was" in Spanish?
Hi, I want to know do era mean was or were in spanish
Since Spanish does not have a 1:1 relationship with English, the fact is that there is no single word that you can use for "was" in Spanish.
Era joven: I was young.
Habia buen tiempo : the weather was nice
Estuve bien. I was fine
Fue bueno. It was good.
Tuve hambre = I was hungry
Hubo cinco vacas= there were 5 cows
So as you can see, it's not that simple.
There are forms of ser, estar, haber, and tener, all of which can mean "was."
era means was.
eran means were.