|8.14 Estar with gerundio II|
|darse cuenta = to notice (exactly: to give oneself the bill)|
|derrumbarse = to break down|
As also in English when the actual process of something is in the center of attention the continuous form is used also in Spanish as you can see:
una coca cola, cuando la casa se derrumbó.
= I was drinking a coke when the house broke down.
|Le estaba ayudando,
cuando me di cuenta que no se le podía
= I was just helping him when I noticed that he can't be helped.
|contact privacy statement imprint|