The word solía is the imperfect form of soler in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full soler conjugation.
soler
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soler(
soh
-
lehr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (with infinitive)
a. to use to (in past tense)
Solíamos irnos de vacaciones a San Sebastián.We used to go on vacation to San Sebastian.
b. to tend to
Suelen comer mucha comida rápida porque viajan mucho.They tend to eat a lot of fast food because they travel so much.
c. usually (as adverb)
Suele haber muchas fiestas en la playa durante el verano.There are usually a lot of parties on the beach in the summer.
d. to be in the habit of (with "-ing" form)
Sueles llegar a clase cinco minutos antes. ¿Qué ha pasado hoy?You're in the habit of getting to class five minutes early. What happened today?
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soler
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (en presente)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
soler hacer algoto do something usually
solemos comer fuera los vierneswe usually eat out on Fridays
aquí suele llover muchoit usually rains a lot here
como se suele hacer en estos casosas is customary in such cases
este restaurante suele ser buenothis restaurant is usually good
2. (en pasado)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
solía ir a la playa cada díaI used to go to the beach every day
solíamos vernos máswe used to see more of each other
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soler (defectivo)
intransitive verb
1 (acostumbrar) (en presente)
suele pasar por aquí he usually comes this way; —¿bebió alcohol? —pues no suele "did he drink?" — "well, he doesn't usually"; como se suele hacer por estas fechas as is normal o customary at this time of the year
(en pasado)
solíamos ir todos los años a la playa we used to go to the beach every year
2 (S. Cone) (ocurrir) to occur rarely; happen only occasionally
note See culture box in entry acostumbrar.
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Phrases with "solía"
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horas en las que el vicio solía acompañar al ocio
hours when vice used to go hand in hand with leisure
solía ser
I used to be
yo solía
I used to
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