we witnessed
The word presenciábamos is the imperfect form of presenciar in the first person plural. See the full presenciar conjugation.


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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 view)
a. to witness
Guillermo presenció un robo a mano armada en el banco donde trabaja.Guillermo witnessed an armed robbery at the bank where he works.
b. to see
Yo presencié la pelea entre los dos jóvenes.I saw the fight between the two young men.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No presencié el incidente.I wasn't there when the incident happened.
Julián presenció la llegada de mis tíos.Julián was present when my uncle and aunt arrived.
2. (to go to)
a. to attend
Me alegra poder presenciar un evento tan importante.I'm delighted to be able to attend such an important event.
b. to be present at
Mi abuelo presenció los juicios de Nuremberg.My grandfather was present at the Nuremberg trials.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (asistir)
a. to be present at
2. (ser testigo de)
a. to witness
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transitive verb
(asistir a) to be present at; attend; (ver) to witness; see;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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