as he was

as he was
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (when he was)
a. cuando estaba
Hugo had the feeling that someone was following him as he was walking home.Hugo tenía la sensación de que alguien lo seguía cuando estaba caminando a casa.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
As he was reaching to catch the apple, the scientist had an epiphany.Al extender el brazo para atrapar la manzana, el científico tuvo una epifanía.
Pat slipped as he was rounding the corner.Pat se resbaló al doblar la esquina.
2. (while he was)
a. mientras estaba
My dad was always very organized in the kitchen, constantly cleaning as he was cooking.Mi papá siempre era muy organizado en la cocina, limpiando constantemente mientras estaba cocinando.
3. (to the extent that he was)
a. como él
My brother admired Tomas for his enthusiasm, but he wasn't as optimistic as he was.Mi hermano admiraba el entusiasmo de Tomás, pero no era tan optimista como él.
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