percibían
-they perceived
The word percibían is the imperfect form of percibir in the third person plural.
See the full percibir conjugation

percibir

percibir(
pehr
-
see
-
beer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to detect)
a. to perceive
"Los paladares exigentes percibirán un sabor sutil a moras con este flan", dijo el chef."Distinguishing palates will perceive a subtle berry flavor in this flan," said the chef.
Susan percibió que su esposo le estaba escondiendo algo.Susan perceived her husband was hiding something from her.
b. to notice
Me corté el pelo, per nadie percibió el cambio.I cut my hair, but nobody noticed the change.
c. to sense
Puedes percibir la tensión en el ambiente cuando los dos están en la misma habitación.You can sense the tension in the air when those two are in the same room.
2. (to get paid)
a. to receive
Aunque vivo en México, percibo mi salario en dólares.Although I live in Mexico, I receive my salary in dollars.
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percibir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (con los sentidos)
a. to perceive, to notice
2. (por los oídos)
a. to hear
3. (cobrar)
a. to receive, to get
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percibir
transitive verb
1 (notar) to perceive; notice; (ver) to see; observe; [+peligro] to sense; scent
percibir que ... to perceive that ...; observe that ...
2 [+sueldo, subsidio] to draw; receive
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