-I was swiping
The word afanaba is the imperfect form of afanar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full afanar conjugation


Le daban un impacto muy fuerte en su interior y se afanaba para saber qué significaban esos sueños.
He felt a very strong inner impact and he strove to find out what they meant.
Su mujer, con su hijo envuelto en un refajo a la espalda, se afanaba en la cocina: hacía mucho tiempo que no comían gallina.
The wife, with her baby son wrapped on her back, busied herself in the kitchen; it had been some time since they had eaten hen.
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