"My father used to walk with my mother."
Translation:Mi padre caminaba con mi madre.
Where in the world did solia come from? ????? Any help would be appreciated
- My father used to walk with my mother = Mi padre solía caminar con mi madre
- My father walked with my mother = Mi padre caminó con mi madre
- My father was walking with my mother = Mi padre estaba caminando con mi madre / Mi padre caminaba con mi madre
Soler, "to used to" (in the past tense) do something. Solía caminar, "I/he/she/it/usted-you used to walk".
I agree with Barbara and bama_girl 123 - I'd never seen the word solia until it was suggested for "used to" in this sentence. Duolingo, you have to teach a word before we can know it!
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