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Many words in Spanish and English are similar, but similar words can have very different meanings, so be careful.


Here are words 286 to 295 to know in Spanish:

sido  been ['essence' or 'process']; estado  been ['stage' or 'result']

fueron  they were, you all(formal) were ['essence' or 'process'; perfected (completed) action in the past]; they went, you all(formal) went

eran  they were, you all(formal) were ['essence' or 'process'; imperfect (uncompleted, continuing) action in the past: was being, used to be, habitually was]

estaba  I was, he was, she was, it was, you(formal) were ['stage' or 'result'; imperfect (uncompleted, continuing) action in the past: was/were being, used to be, habitually was/were ]

decir  to say, to tell

dice  he says/tells, she says/tells, it says/tells, you(formal) say/tell

dijo  he said/told, she said/told, it said/told, you(formal) said/told

dicho  said; this/these, said, the aforementioned (dicho, dicha, dichos, dichas); m. saying

hizo  he made/did, she made/did, it made/did, you(formal) made/did

hecho  made; done (hecho, hecha, hechos, hechas); m. fact

Words pronunciation: 0:41 (41s)

'Sido,' 'fueron' and 'eran' are from the verb 'ser' ('to be'), which is used to describe the essence of something, or other times to describe a process.

'Estado' and 'estaba' are from the verb 'estar' (also 'to be'), which is used to describe a stage that something is at, or other times to describe a result.

In the imperfect past tenses, the conjugations for 'I' and for 'he/she/it/you(formal)' are the same, as is true of 'estaba.'

aun no ha sido posible  it has not been possible yet

últimamente ha estado muy contenta  lately she has been very happy

¿al fin fueron capturados?  were they finally captured?

¿fueron al concierto?  did you all go to the concert?

en esa época eran difíciles de conseguir  in those days they were (used to be) hard to obtain

ayer estaba pensando  yesterday I was thinking

no sé qué decir  I don't know what to say

como dice el dicho: …  like the saying says: …

¿qué dijo? ¿y luego qué hizo?  what did he say? and then what did he do?

todos fueron hechos a mano  they were all made by hand

Examples pronunciation: 0:41 (41s)


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