-we were marking
The word marcábamos is the imperfect form of marcar in the first person plural.
See the full marcar conjugation


Y tú no te acuerdas de esto, pero esa pared donde marcábamos vuestras alturas...
And you don't remember this, but that wall where we marked your heights...
Cada año, marcábamos un año.
Every year we'd tick off a year.
Antes marcábamos la pauta. Ahora apenas la seguimos.
We used to set the trend. Now we struggle to follow it.
Hoy no ha llovido y las zonas han bajado de nivel, se pasaban con mayor facilidad y ha sido una prueba menos selectiva que la de ayer, excepto en una de las zonas donde casi todos marcábamos cinco.
Today it has not rained and the sections have been at a lower level, passing more easily and has been a less selective than yesterday's test, except in one of the sections where we scored all fives.
Mis amigos y yo nos pusimos a cantar mientras marcábamos el ritmo con las manos en la mesa.
My friends and I started singing while keeping time with our hands on the table.
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