use to

use to(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to utilize for)
a. usar para
I use a kettle to heat up water.Uso una tetera para calentar agua.
b. utilizar para
The school uses this space to hold events.El colegio utiliza este espacio para realizar eventos.
2. (to tend to)
a. soler (in past tense)
I used to spend a lot of time at the beach.Solía pasar mucho tiempo en la playa.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The school used to offer music classes, but they were cut when the budget got smaller.El colegio ofrecía clases de música, pero las recortaron cuando el presupuesto disminuyó.
Why do you have ballet slippers? Did you used to dance when you were younger?¿Por qué tienes zapatillas de ballet? ¿Bailabas cuando eras más joven?
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