kamil poland
Professional Teacher
Fue Era Estuve Estaba Give me some examples Give me some examples 
Mar 25, 2019 2:35 PM
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I'd say "Yo estaba en la tienda cuando vi a mi amiga"
"estaba" because you're describing the situation and "vi" because it's the action that happened.

Natives??? :)

March 25, 2019

This is testing my memory

Yo estuve, Vd estaba are from 'estar'/ to be (temporarily)

eg.  Estuve en la tienda cuando vi a mi amiga - I was in the shop when I saw my (girl) friend. Estar/estuve indicate a temporary time, and location.

Era, indicates a permanent state.

...todo paso cuando (yo) era pequen~o      It all happened when I was young, (I was young for several years, not temporarily).

I forget some of the other words, or my confusion will teach you wrongly.

March 25, 2019