-I was swarming
The word pululaba is the imperfect form of pulular in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be full of)
a. to swarm
Dicen que las ratas pululan por las alcantarillas de la ciudad.They say that rats are swarming around the city sewers.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡No entres! Los murciélagos pululan en la cueva.Don't go in there! The cave is teeming with bats.
Bajo esas rocas pululan los gusanos.The space under those rocks is crawling with maggots.
2. (to move in a disorderly way; used with "por")
a. to swarm around
Los turistas pululaban por el aeropuerto buscando su vuelo.The tourists swarmed around the airport looking for their flight.
b. to mill around
Era tarde pero mucha gente seguía pululando por las calles.It was late but plenty of people were still milling around the streets.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to swarm
intransitive verb
1 (bullir) to swarm;por around
los turistas pululan por el vestíbulo del hotel the tourists are swarming around the hotel lobby; the hotel lobby is throbbing o swarming with tourists
Pululan jóvenes y no tan jóvenes parejas a vuestro alrededor Todos ellos pululan estos días por los desfiles de moda decenas de futbolistas extranjeros que pululan por la Liga española,
2 (abundar) to swarm;de with
aquí pululan los mosquitos this place is teeming o swarming with mosquitoes
transitive verb
(Latinoamérica) to infest; overrun
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