cómo era
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1. (personality-wise) 
Ya no recuerdo cómo era aquello de vivir en una aldea.I can't remember what it was like to live in a small village.
b. what she was like (feminine) 
Hablemos de tu madre ahora. Cuéntame cómo era.Let's talk about your mother now. Tell me what she was like.
c. what he was like (masculine) 
Dice que el atracador habló con ustedes. ¿Puede contarnos cómo era?You say the robber talked to you. Can you describe what he was like?
d. how she was (feminine) 
¿Cómo era la Sra. Greene? - Una mujer encantadora. Así es como era.What was Mrs. Greene like? - A charming lady. That's how she was.
e. how he was (masculine) 
No sé cómo era. Solo lo conocí brevemente.I don't know how he was. I only met him briefly.
2. (physically) 
El barrio entonces era un lugar muy tranquilo. En esta foto se ve cómo era.The neighborhood was a quite place back then. You can see what it looked like in this picture.
b. what she looked like (feminine) 
Si conociste a tu abuela, describe cómo era.If you met your grandmother, describe what she looked like.
c. what he looked like (masculine) 
Mi papá era muy elegante. Recuerdo bien cómo era.Mi father was very elegant. I remember well what he looked like.
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