we've been

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we've been
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (indicating a permanent characteristic)
a. hemos sido
Have you ever been on a diet? - No, we've been thin our whole lives.¿Alguna vez han estado a dieta? - No, hemos sido delgados toda la vida.
2. (indicating a temporary state)
a. hemos estado
We've been very tired this week and we need to rest.Hemos estado muy cansados esta semana y necesitamos descansar.
3. (indicating a passage of time)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
We've been married for 41 years.Tenemos 41 años de casados.
We've been waiting for two hours.Llevamos dos horas esperando.
4. (indicating a profession or occupation)
a. hemos sido
We've been doctors for many years.Hemos sido médicos durante muchos años.
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