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

calentar

Sol calentaba la primera, después de un duro y frío invierno.
Sun warmed the first, after a harsh, cold winter.
Era lo único que calentaba al estudio en invierno.
That was the only way we could heat the studio in winter.
Usted pone la plancha en la estufa hasta que se calentaba.
They put the iron on the stove until it got warm.
Pedro también estaba con ellos y se calentaba.
Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.
Rompiendo la tierra que calentaba la semilla, la plantita nació fuerte y saludable.
Breaking the land that harboured the seed, the seedling was born strong and healthy.
Hacía un día claro, pero el sol no calentaba.
It was a clear bright day, but there was no warmth in the sun.
Qué raro, conozco a alguien que calentaba con ese ejercicio.
Oh, that's funny. Someone I know used to warm up with that exercise.
Solo la calentaba para ti.
Just warming her up for you.
Solo la calentaba para ti.
I was just keeping it warm for you.
Y por supuesto, lo calentaba.
Of course, he just heated it up.
Sin embargo, ella no quemaba. En cambio calentaba como el sol.
It was like a flame that didn't burn, but warmed like the sun.
El sol brillaba y calentaba.
The sun was very hot and very bright.
Su calor se asemejaba al de la estufa de leña que calentaba su humilde hogar.
Their warmth was matched by the wood-burning stove that heated their humble home.
Mientas la plancha se calentaba, Paula vertió agua destilada en el tanque para hacer vapor.
As the iron was heating up, Paula poured distilled water into the reservoir to make steam.
Cuando el agua se calentaba un poco, le llenaban de nuevo el recipiente con agua fría.
When the water reached a temperature considered to be too warm, the pool was refilled with cold water.
La conexión a internet no falló en ningún momento. No encontramos ninguna cafetera, pero el hervidor eléctrico calentaba el agua con rapidez.
The internet connection never dropped us out. We found no coffee maker, but the electric kettle boiled our water quickly.
Y la moza era hermosa, la cual calentaba al rey, y le servía: mas el rey nunca la conoció.
And the damsel was very fair; and cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.
Un día que el sol calentaba demasiado vio con alegría que a lo lejos descollaba un enorme baobab.
One day, the sun was particularly fierce, and to his great joy, far in the distance, he could see a huge baobab tree.
Hemos aparcado y hemos paseado por la costa, pero no nos hemos bañado, porque el sol no calentaba suficiente.
We have parked there and we have strolled for the coast, but we have not had a bath ourselves, because the sun did not warm sufficient.
Cada horno se calentaba con gases de una pequeña estancia contigua y se realizaba un quemado tras otro, hacia la mitad de la carga.
Each oven was heated with gas from a small adjoining room and one burning session was carried out after another, nearly half of the load.
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