“ When I was young I used to play with my dolls. = When I was young I would play with my dolls.”
Of course I no longer play with dolls!
“ We used to go out a lot in the summer.”
Implies that we no longer go out much.
states or habits in the past
For repeated states or habits in the past, you must use used to, you cannot use would :
“ My dog used to bark at cats.”
“ I used to smoke.”
“ I used to be an administrative assistant.”
“ I used to live in England.”
Estar acostumbrado= Be used to+ - ing
familiar , and not strange or new:
“ It took him a while until he was used to driv ing on the left-hand side of the road.”
- estaba acostumbrado-
“ I am used to gett ing up at six o'clock in the morning.”
- estoy acostumbrado-
To Be Used To + Noun Phrase -ing
Note that this structure can be followed by a noun or noun phrase , as well as an –ing form:
“ We live near the airport, so we are used to the noise of planes .”
“ John lived in Mexico, so he is used to very hot food .”
verbs get , grow and become can also be used before used to doing
“ It took him a while until he was used to driving on the left-hand side of the road .”
“ When he first arrived in England, he wasn't used to driv ing on the left-hand side of the road. But after a while, in which he was practising his driving ( getting used to driving on the left), he ended up being familiar with it”.
See these other examples:
“ She grew used to him staying up late at night and working.”
“ The gorilla eventually became used to its new cage .”
getting used to driv ing on the left…
Para hábitos en presente : Suelo,….
I usually get up at seven
Para hábitos en pasado : Solía… pero ya no.
I used to smoke 20 cigarettes a day.
Para cosas que estas acostumbrado.
I am used to get ing up really early, I have got a baby.