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"Él estuvo en silencio todo el tiempo."

Translation:He was silent all the time.

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5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/giusy

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

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iago
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Not really, quedar or quedarse is to remain or stay. Estuvo is from estar and simply says that he "was" silent.

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/giusy

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

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Reply5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisagnipura

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

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ortholad

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

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melita2

I much prefer all of the time.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisagnipura

Either way OK with me.

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Reply4 years ago