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iba a la playa
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (first person singular)
2. (third person singular)
a. he went to the beach (masculine)
Miguel está deprimido y ya no quiere salir los fines de semana. Antes iba a la playa.Miguel is depressed and doesn't want to go out on weekends now. He went to the beach before.
b. she went to the beach (feminine)
¿Qué hacía María en Ibiza el verano pasado? - Iba a la playa por la mañana y a la disco por la noche.What did Maria do in Ibiza last summer? - She went to the beach in the morning and to the disco in the evening.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Cuando era joven, Javier iba a la playa tanto en verano como en invierno.When he was young, Javier would go to the beach both in summer and winter.
De pequeña, Rosa iba a la playa con sus abuelos.When she was little, Rosa used to go to the beach with her grandparents.
(second person singular)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
a. you went to the beach
¿Tomaba el sol cuando iba a la playa? - Sí, tomaba el sol y me bañaba en el mar.Did you sunbathe when you went to the beach? - Yes, I sunbathed and went for a swim in the sea.
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