estaba durmiendo
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. he was sleeping (masculine)
Estaba durmiendo cuando sonó el teléfono, y no se despertó.He was sleeping when the phone rang, and he didn't wake up.
b. she was sleeping (feminine)
Estaba durmiendo bajo el castaño, y le cayó una castaña en la cabeza.She was sleeping under the chesnut tree, and a chesnut fell on her head.
c. it was sleeping
¿Has visto al perro? - Hace un rato estaba durmiendo en el patio.Have you seen the dog? - It was sleeping on the patio a while ago.
d. was sleeping
Rosa estaba durmiendo en el sofá con la tele encendida cuando llegamos.Rosa was sleeping on the sofa with the TV on when we arrived.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you were sleeping
Usted no ha visto el pueblo porque estaba durmiendo cuando lo pasamos.You haven't seen the town because you were sleeping when we passed through it.
3. (first person singular)
a. I was sleeping
Esta mañana, estaba durmiendo cuando sonó el despertador.I was sleeping when the alarm clock went off this morning.
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