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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
a. back then
Las cosas eran mucho más sencillas por entonces.Things were a lot simpler back then.
b. at the time
Por entonces, estábamos enamorados, pero luego cada quien tomó un rumbo distinto.At the time, we were in love, but then we went our own separate ways.
c. at that time
Por entonces, los niños eran más libres para jugar y explorar.At that time, children were freer to play and explore.
d. in those days
No había tantos hoteles por entonces, pero ahora el turismo ha aumentado considerablemente.There weren't so many hotels in those days, but now tourism has increased considerably.
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