recuperabas
-you were recovering
The word recuperabas is the imperfect form of recuperar in the second person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full recuperar conjugation

recuperar

No quería molestarte mientras te recuperabas.
I don't mean to bother you while you're recovering.
Iba a decir te ' ' recuperabas' ', pero bien.
I was gonna say "recovering" but okay.
Mientras te recuperabas, no hablabas de otra cosa que de volver a trabajar.
During your whole recovery, all you kept talking about was getting back to work.
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