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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to describe; third person singular)
a. that he was
Cuando entró al salón, todos pensamos que era el profesor.When he entered the classroom, we all thought that he was the professor.
b. that she was
Pensé que era tu mamá porque se parecen mucho.I thought that she was your mom because you two look a lot alike.
c. that it was
Al principio el doctor pensó que era apendicitis, pero afortunadamente se equivocó.At first, the doctor thought it was appendicitis, but fortunately, he was wrong.
d. he was
No sabía que era tan prepotente.I didn't know he was so arrogant.
e. she was
Tania me dijo que era mala para las matemáticas.Tania told me she was bad at math.
f. it was
Cristian dijo que era la primera vez que viajaba en avión.Cristian said it was the first time he was traveling by plane.
2. (used to describe; second person singular) (formal)
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
a. that you were
Vine a pedirle ayuda porque me dijeron que era el mejor.I came to ask for your help because I was told that you were the best.
b. you were
Discúlpeme señora, no vi que era la siguiente.I'm so sorry ma'am, I didn't realize you were next.
3. (used to describe; first person singular)
a. that I was
Eva me dijo que era muy afortunada por tener el apoyo de mis padres.Eva told me that I was very fortunate for having my parents' support.
b. I was
Sara me dijo que era el único que la comprendía.Sara told me I was the only one who understood her.
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