Italian Word: era
English Meaning: was

Example Sentences:

La sua testa era completamente calva.
His head was completely bald.
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Lo sposo era molto pallido.
The bridegroom was very pale.
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Mio nonno era uno scultore in marmo.
My grandfather was a marble sculptor.
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Alessandro Natta, segretario del Partito Comunista, era il sesto figlio di un macellaio.
Alessandro Natta, secretary of the Italian Communist Party, was the sixth son of a butcher.
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Sabato sarei dovuto andare al cinema con Giovanni, ma lui era malato.
I was supposed to go to the cinema with John on Saturday, but he was ill.
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Quella torta era deliziosa, puoi darmi la ricetta?
That cake was delicious, can you give me the recipe?
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Era talmente bella da bambina che sembrava una bambola.
She was so beautiful when she was a little girl that she looked like a doll.
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Related Words:

essere

1. to be 2. to exist

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