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


Ella se recostaba en la baranda... como la primera vez en el ferry.
She was leaning on the railing... like the first time on the ferry.
El recostaba su cabeza justo aquí.
He'd lay his head right here.
Sin embargo, por la noche el dolor era muy severo cuando me recostaba en la cama.
But that night the pain was very severe when I lied on the bed.
Cuando Victor y yo estábamos acostados juntos en la cama él recostaba su cabeza aquí y se quedaba dormido.
When Victor and I used to lie in bed together, he would put his head here and fall asleep.
Me di cuenta que una mujer se recostaba contra la pared de un edificio.
I noticed a woman leaning against the side of a building.
A lo sumo se recostaba y me hacía girar.
Pretty much, he'd lay flat and spin me.
Cuando arrastraba una carga pesada, se recostaba, realmente se recostaba en el agua y a él le encantaba estar de pie la parte delantera de la proa.
You know, when she was pulling a heavy load she used to lie, really lie in the water and he used to love being up the front on the bow.
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