como estuvo

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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. (used to express a location; third person singular)
a. since he was
Como estuvo enfermo durante el fin de semana, no pudo salir.Since he was sick over the weekend, he couldn't go out.
b. since she was
Imagino que, como ayer estuvo todo el día en casa, hoy tendrá ganas de salir.I imagine that, since she was home all day yesterday, she'll feel like going out today.
c. since it was
Como estuvo durante años en el garaje sin ser utilizado, el auto ahora no funciona.Since it was in the garage for years without being used, the car doesn't work now.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Funciona ya el televisor? - Sí, como estuvo aquí el técnico esta mañana, ahora ya vuelve a funcionar.Is the TV working now? - Yes, as the technician was here this morning, it now works again.
Como estuvo mi hija conmigo durante las vacaciones, no me sentí solo solo en ningún momento.Since my daughter was with me during my vacation, I didn't feel lonely for a moment.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to express a location; second person singular)
a. since you were
Como estuvo varias horas en la reunión, ahora tendrá que contestar a muchas llamadas.Since you were at the meeting for several hours, you'll have to return a lot of calls now.
3. (used to express a state; third person singular)
a. since he was
Como estuvo casado dos veces y las dos se divorció, Alfredo no se quiere volver a casar.Since he was married twice, and got divorced both times, Alfredo doesn't want to marry again.
b. since she was
Como estuvo despierta toda la noche, se ha pasado el día durmiendo.Since she was awake all night, she's spent the day asleep.
c. since it was
Tengo una computadora en casa, pero, como ayer estuvo estropeada, tuve que enviar el email desde un cibercafé.I have a computer at home, but since it was broken yesterday, I had to send the email from a cybercafe.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to express a state; second person singular)
a. since you were
Como estuvo dormido durante toda la película, no tendrá ni idea de qué va.Since you were sleeping throughout the whole movie, you'll have no idea what it's about.
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