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A contraction is a shortened form of a word or group of words made by omitting a sound or letter (e.g. don't).
1. (was not; used to indicate a permanent quality)
a. no era
Tania wasn't blonde like her sister.Tania no era rubia como su hermana.
2. (was not; used to express a temporary state)
a. no estaba
Troy wasn't on the bus at the time of the accident.Troy no estaba en el bus cuando ocurrió el accidente.
3. (was not; in question tags)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Buying an apartment then was a good decision, wasn't it?Comprar un apartamento de aquella fue una buena decisión, ¿verdad?
It was his idea, wasn't it?Fue su idea, ¿no?
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