prestaban
-they were lending
The word prestaban is the imperfect form of prestar in the third person plural.
See the full prestar conjugation

prestar

Algunos países prestaban asistencia en un contexto regional.
Some countries provided assistance within a regional context.
Algunos prestaban atención, aunque por las razones incorrectas.
Some people were paying attention, but for the wrong reasons.
No prestaban quizá la atención a la elección en absoluto.
Maybe they were not paying attention to the election at all.
Las razas antiguas prestaban atención a la acción de la energía psíquica.
Earlier races paid attention to the action of psychic energy.
¡Por si no prestaban atención, ésta es mi dimensión!
This, if you haven't been paying attention, is my dimension!
No prestaban mucha atención a la gente que moría.
They didn't pay much attention to people dying.
En un hospital de Bagdad ya se prestaban servicios de telemedicina.
Telemedicine services had already been implemented in one Baghdad hospital.
Pero las personas prestaban atención a lo que yo me ponía.
But people did pay attention to what clothes I had.
Cuando introdujimos las ventas, vimos que los monos prestaban atención a eso.
When we introduced sales, we saw the monkeys paid attention to that.
Las chicas como ella nunca me prestaban atención.
Girls like her never used to pay any attention to me.
En la nueva prestaban más atención al aprendizaje.
The new school paid more attention to learning.
Desafortunadamente, muy pocas personas le prestaban suficiente atención o la entendían.
Unfortunately, not very many people were paying enough attention or understood it.
A veces prestaban atención a sus palabras.
Sometimes they paid attention to his words.
Varios otros países indicaron que prestaban asistencia para programas de desarrollo alternativo.
A number of other countries reported providing assistance to alternative development programmes.
Las unidades sanitarias periféricas prestaban buena parte de los servicios de inmunización.
Peripheral health units provided an appreciable percentage of immunization services.
La gente se reía de él, pero a veces prestaban atención a sus palabras.
People laughed at him. Sometimes they paid attention to his words.
Hallamos que cuando prestaban atención al rostro, el N170 era más grande.
We found that when they paid attention to the face, the N170 was larger.
Se oía serrar un poco, pero no prestaban atención.
A little sawing could be heard, but they didn't pay attention to it.
Y de repente las chicas le prestaban atención.
And all of a sudden, "girls are paying attention to him".
Sus padres no le prestaban mucha atención.
His parents didn't give him enough attention.
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