ya sabía

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ya sabía(
yah
 
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (first person singular)
a. I already knew
Ya sabía que el señor Patton me iba a dar un ascenso.I already knew that Mr. Patton was going to give me a promotion.
2. (third person singular)
a. he already knew (masculine)
¿Le dijiste a Simón que cancelaron la función? - Sí, pero ya sabía.Did you tell Simon that the show was cancelled? - Yes, but he already knew.
b. she already knew (feminine)
¿Qué tal les quedó la fiesta sorrpesa para Sandra? - Bien, pero ya sabía. Bryan le había dicho..How was Sandra's surprise party? - Good, but she already knew. Bryan had told her.
c. already knew
Pete ya sabía que había sido Manuel el que había tomando el dinero de su billetera, pero le quería dar una oportunidad al muchacho para admitirlo.Pete already knew that it had been Manuel who had taken the money from his wallet, but he wanted to give the young man an opportunity to admit it.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you already knew
Yo sabía de los recortes de personal antes de que me dijeras. - ¿En serio? ¿Ya sabía? ¿Cómo?I knew about the staff cuts before you did. - Really? You already knew? How?
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