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"Dónde estabas" is a phrase which is often translated as "where you were", and "qué hora era" is a phrase which is often translated as "what the time was". Learn more about the difference between "dónde estabas" and "qué hora era" below.
dónde estabas
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(general)
a. where you were
Quiero saber dónde estabas y qué estabas haciendo.I want to know where you were and what you were doing.
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qué hora era
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in statements)
a. what the time was
No sé qué hora era cuando me levanté a beber agua, pero todavía no había salido el sol.I don't know what the time was when I got up to drink water, but the sun wasn't out yet.
2. (in questions)
a. what was the time
¿Qué hora era en Hong Kong cuando me llamaste?What was the time in Hong Kong when you called me?
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