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Preterite of Estar
The Preterite of Estar in Spanish
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We were in his grandmother¬īs house.
Estuvimos en la casa de su abuela.
Were you guys in Madrid yesterday?
¬¿Estuvisteis en Madrid ayer?
How many days were you without work?
¬¿Cu√°ntos d√≠as estuviste sin trabajar?
You guys were on holiday for a long time.
Estuvisteis de vacaciones durante mucho tiempo.
They were with me the whole time.
Estuvieron conmigo todo el tiempo.
They were at the beach last week.
Estuvieron en la playa la semana pasada.
We were in Portugal for two weeks.
Estuvimos en Portugal durante dos semanas.
The building was full of people last week.
El edificio estuvo lleno de gente la semana pasada.
We were in Glasgow too.
Estuvimos en Glasgow también.
My brother was in Montevideo.
Mi hermano estuvo en Montevideo.
The last time we were here was five years ago.
La √ļltima vez que estuvimos aqu√≠ fue hace cinco a√Īos.
We were in the countryside with the whole family.
Estuvimos en el campo con toda la familia.
I was at the cinema with your sister.
Estuve en el cine con tu hermana.
Where were you last night?
¬¿D√≥nde estuviste anoche?
He was here 20 minutes ago.
(√Čl) estuvo aqu√≠ hace 20 minutos.
Were you guys at the same party?
¬¿Estuvisteis en la misma fiesta?
You were very close to my house.
Estuviste muy cerca de mi casa.
I was on holiday
estuve de vacaciones
When was the last time you were here?
¬¿Cu√°ndo fue la √ļltima vez que estuviste aqu√≠?
You guys were in English class yesterday.
Estuvisteis en la clase de inglés ayer.
Why were you in Australia last month?
¬¿Por qu√© estuviste en Australia el mes pasado?
Today we were with him in the restaurant.
Hoy estuvimos con él en el restaurante.
I was in Mallorca last summer.
Estuve en Mallorca el verano pasado.
She was in the street with my friends.
(Ella) estuvo en la calle con mis amigos.
I was very ill that day.
Estuve muy enfermo ese día.
I wasn¬īt at the supermarket.
No estuve en el supermercado.
The shops were open late.
Las tiendas estuvieron abiertas hasta tarde.
Thanks to all those that are here and were here. But above all to those that will be here.
Gracias a los que estáis y estuvisteis. Pero sobre todo a los que estaréis.
They were at the party with their flatmates.
Estuvieron en la fiesta con sus compa√Īeros de piso.
When were you in Colombia?
¬¿Cu√°ndo estuviste en Colombia?
I was with my family.
Estuve con mi familia.
Everyone agreed.
Todos estuvieron de acuerdo.
All the bars were shut.
Todos los bares estuvieron cerrados.
We were there a while ago.
Estuvimos allí hace un rato.