que estaba

que estaba(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to express a location; following a noun)
a. that was
El sillón que estaba en el dormitorio está ahora en el salón.The armchair that was in the bedroom is in the living room now.
b. who was (person)
Esa chica que estaba en en el restaurante es amiga de mi hermana.That girl who was at the restaurant is a friend of my sister's.
2. (used to express a state; following a noun)
a. that was
La policía tuvo que derribar la puerta que estaba cerrada con llave.The police had to batter down the door that was locked.
b. who was (person)
El señor que estaba sentado en ese banco, es mi abuelo.The gentleman who was sitting on that bench is my grandfather.
3. (used to express a location; following a verb; third person singular)
a. that he was
Eugenio llamó y dijo que estaba en la puerta del restaurante.Eugenio called and said that he was at the restaurant door.
b. that she was
¿No sabías que estaba en Valencia? Se fue allí de vacaciones hace dos días.Didn't you know that she was in Valencia? She went there on vacation two days ago.
c. that it was
¿Cómo viniste? - Cuando me di cuenta de que estaba tan cerca, vine andando.How did you come? - When I realized that it was so close, I came on foot.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(formal)
(used to express a location; following a verb; second person singular)
a. that you were
Andrés me dijo que estaba aquí. ¿Cuándo volvió usted?Andres told me that you were here. When did you come back?
5. (used to express a state; following a verb; third person singular)
a. that he was
Luis se dio cuenta de que estaba enamorado de Patricia y le pidió que se casara con él.Luis realized that he was in love with Patricia and asked her to marry him.
b. that she was
Lorena decidió que estaba harta de la ciudad y se fue a vivir al campo.Lorena decided that she was tired of the city and went to live in the country.
c. that it was
Vi que estaba roto y lo arreglé.I saw that it was broken and I fixed it.
6.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(formal)
(used to express a state; following a verb; second person singular)
a. that you were
Si me hubiera dicho que estaba tan cansado, podríamos haber descansado un rato.If you'd told me that you were so tired, we could have rested for a while.
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