Quick answer
"As a child" is a phrase which is often translated as "de niño", and "I played soccer" is a phrase which is often translated as "jugué fútbol". Learn more about the difference between "as a child" and "I played soccer" below.
as a child(
ahz
 
uh
 
chayld
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. de niño
As a child, I liked to play baseball.De niño me gustaba jugar béisbol.
b. cuando era niño
There are a lot of foods that I eat now that I didn't like as a child.Hay muchas comidas que como ahora que no me gustaban cuando era niño.
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I played soccer(
ay
 
pleyd
 
sa
-
kuhr
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (single event)
a. jugué fútbol
Yesterday I played soccer in the rain.Ayer jugué fútbol bajo la lluvia.
2. (habitual action)
a. jugaba fútbol
When I was young, I played soccer everyday.Cuando era joven, jugaba fútbol todos los días.
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