-they were hitting
The word golpeaban is the imperfect form of golpear in the third person plural.
See the full golpear conjugation


Los guardias nunca nos golpeaban cuando él estaba presente.
The guards would never strike us when he was present.
Que sus padres lo golpeaban todo el tiempo.
That his parents beat him up all the time.
Mis pies golpeaban al caballo en el estómago.
My feet kicked the horse in the stomach.
Y de repente oí que golpeaban en mi puerta.
And then, suddenly, there was someone pounding on my door.
Ella solo vio que te golpeaban y se fue.
She just had you beat up and let you go.
Cuando escuché que golpeaban mi puerta, lo sabía.
When I heard the knock on my door, I knew.
Sí, golpeaban a sus esposas y criaron bien a sus hijos.
Yes, they beat their wives and they raised their sons right.
El otro día golpeaban a los monjes.
Only the other day they were beating up the monks.
¿Dónde estabas cuando a Zoe y a mí nos golpeaban?
Where were you... when Zoe and I were getting beat up?
Eso es lo que dijo mientras nos golpeaban.
That's what you said while you beat us.
No sé por qué me golpeaban todos los días.
I have no idea why they beat me up every day.
Quiero decir, al menos ellos no te golpeaban como lo hace Hank.
I mean, at least they didn't beat you up like Hank does.
Si lo hacía, sus maestros los golpeaban.
If they did, their teachers would beat them.
Lo golpeaban del lado izquierdo cuando era bebé.
They hit him on the left side when he was a baby.
¿Te golpeaban mucho en tu escuela en casa?
Did you get beat up a lot in homeschool?
Solo porque te golpeaban todo el tiempo.
Well, only because you got beaten up every time.
Otra vez oí que golpeaban a la puerta.
Again, I heard the pounding at the door.
Y la esposa a la que golpeaban ¿Conoce su nombre?
And the wife, the one that was beaten, do you know her name?
Mientras me golpeaban él se escabulló de allí.
I was getting beaten up and he slipped out of there.
A los estudiantes los golpeaban frente a mí.
Students were beaten up in front of me.
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