"Él estuvo en silencio todo el tiempo."

Translation:He was silent all the time.

March 31, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giusy

I would say that "estuvo" in this context could be translated as "remained" anyone agree?

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iago

Not really, quedar or quedarse is to remain or stay. Estuvo is from estar and simply says that he "was" silent.

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giusy

I understand your point, but would you say that it changes the sense of the translation?

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisagnipura

Hola giusy: No. I agree with "lago",. It is a totally different word and meaning.

November 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ortholad

Is it poor/regional English to say "all OF the time? American English speaker curious and not beyond poor grammar usage:)

December 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melita2

I much prefer all of the time.

December 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisagnipura

Either way OK with me.

December 13, 2013
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