In English, "used to" is classified as a modal auxiliary verb that signals the imperfect tense of the verb that comes after it. In Spanish, the imperfect tense is expressed by an inflection of the verb or by the verb "soler."
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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My family used to go to the beach every summer when I was a kid.Mi familia iba a la playa todos los veranos cuando era niño.
Our coworker used to have the cutest pet rabbit named Bunthony Hopkins.Nuestra compañera tenía un conejito monísimo llamado Bunthony Hopkins.
b. soler (only in the imperfect)
My grandfather used to hide chocolate from my grandmother all over the house.Mi abuelo solía esconder chocolates de mi abuela por toda la casa.
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