I ate lunch in the cafeteria
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I ate lunch in the cafeteria(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (short or defined period of time)
a. almorcé en la cafetería
I ate lunch in the cafeteria with my best friend.Almorcé en la cafetería con mi mejor amiga.
b. comí en la cafetería
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I ate lunch in the cafeteria with my classmates.Comí en la cafetería con mis compañeros de clase.
c. almorcé en la cantina (in a hospital or college)
I ate lunch in the cafeteria with my roommate.Almorcé en la cantina con mi compañero de cuarto.
d. comí en la cantina (in a hospital or college)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I ate lunch in the cafeteria with Dr. Rivera.Comí en la cantina con el Dr. Rivera.
2. (long or undefined period of time)
a. almorzaba en la cafetería
In high school, I ate lunch in the cafeteria with my girlfriend.En la escuela secundaria, almorzaba en la cafetería con mi novia.
b. comía en la cafetería
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Every day I ate lunch in the cafeteria at one o'clock.Cada día comía en la cafetería a la una.
c. almorzaba en la cantina (in a hospital or college)
When I was in college, I ate lunch in the cafeteria every day.Cuando estaba en la universidad, almorzaba en la cantina cada día.
d. comía en la cantina (in a hospital or college)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
When I was a nurse, I ate lunch in the cafeteria.Cuando era enfermero, comía en la cantina.
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