Translation:Did you speak with them last week?
Because DL is now accepting connotative interpretations, I was wondering if "Hablaste con ellos la semana pasada" could also be translated as "Were you speaking with them last week?" Anyone?
Although in English we might consider those two sentences basically the same, they are in fact different tenses, and so there is a different way to say you were doing something compared to you did it. (I can't remember how off the top of my head!)
I believe you're thinking of the imperfect tense?