Quick answer
"When I was younger" is a phrase which is often translated as "cuando era más joven", and "used to" is an auxiliary verb which is often translated as "soler". Learn more about the difference between "when I was younger" and "used to" below.
when I was younger(
wehn
 
ay
 
wuhz
 
yuhng
-
guhr
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. cuando era más joven
When I was younger, women were not allowed in the army.Cuando era más joven, las mujeres no podían entrar al ejército.
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used to(
yust
 
tu
)
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My family used to go to the beach every summer when I was a kid.Mi familia iba a la playa todos los veranos cuando era niño.
Our coworker used to have the cutest pet rabbit named Bunthony Hopkins.Nuestra compañera tenía un conejito monísimo llamado Bunthony Hopkins.
b. soler (only in the imperfect)
My grandfather used to hide chocolate from my grandmother all over the house.Mi abuelo solía esconder chocolates de mi abuela por toda la casa.
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