practicaba
-I practiced
The word practicaba is the imperfect form of practicar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
See the full practicar conjugation

practicar

practicar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to train)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pasé tres horas practicando piano.I spent three hours practicing piano.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Hay que practicar mucho para mejorar cualquier destreza.You need to practise a lot in order to improve any skill.
2. (sports)
a. to play
Practicar tenis es un ejercicio estupendo para el cuerpo entero.Playing tennis is a great workout for the entire body.
b. to do
¿Practicas algún deporte?Do you do any sports?
3. (medicine)
a. to perform
Puede que sea preciso practicar un transplante para salvarlo.It may be necessary to perform a transplant to save him.
4. (religious)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nació católico, pero ahora practica el budismo.He was born a Catholic, but now he practices Buddhism.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
¿Practicas el anglicanismo, Nigel?Do you practise Anglicanism, Nigel?
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practicar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ejercitar)
a. to practice
2. (deporte)
a. to play
es creyente pero no practica su religiónhe's a believer, but he doesn't practice his religion
3. (realizar)
a. to carry out, to perform
le practicaron la autopsiathey carried out or performed an autopsy on him
tuvieron que practicar un hueco en la pared para poder salirthey had to make a hole in the wall to get out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. to practice
es católico pero no practicahe's a Catholic, but not a practicing one
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practicar
transitive verb
1 [+habilidad, virtud] to practise; practice; (EEUU) exercise
2 (hacer prácticas de) [+actividad, profesión] to practise; practice; (EEUU) [+deporte] to play
le conviene practicar algún deporte it would be good for him to play a sport o do some sport; practica el francés con su profesor she practises French with her teacher
3 (ejecutar) [+operación quirúrgica] to carry out; do; perform (formal)
practicar un trasplante/una histerectomía
[+detención] to make; [+incisión] to make
4 [+hoyo] to cut; make
intransitive verb
(en deporte, juego) to practise; practice; (EEUU) (en profesión) to do one's training o practice;
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