tiempo atrás

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tiempo atrás
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. in the past
Tiempo atrás, viajar era mucho más caro y poca gente podía permitírselo.In the past, traveling was much more expensive and few people could afford it.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Juana y yo nos conocemos de tiempo atrás. Fuimos a la misma escuela.Juana and I have known each other for a long time. We went to the same school.
Esta técnica de soldadura se ha venido empleando de tiempo atrás.This welding technique has been used for a long time.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Un tiempo atrás, la sociedad era mucho más conformista y apenas existían divorcios.Some time ago, society was much more conformist and there were hardly any divorces.
Eso sucedió mucho tiempo atrás, cuando ninguno de ustedes había nacido todavía.That happened long ago, when none of you was yet born.
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