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Until a few years ago I played/ I was playing tennis

English translation: I used to play tennis until a few years ago

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Italian term or phrase:Until a few years ago I played/ I was playing tennis
English translation:I used to play tennis until a few years ago
Entered by: Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
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09:06 May 30, 2003
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: Until a few years ago I played/ I was playing tennis
Which is the most correct translation from Italian of " giocavo a tennis fino a pochi anni fa?" could I use both tenses? thanks to everyone
Chiara De Rosso
Local time: 09:17
I used to play tennis until a few years ago
Explanation:
I used to play tennis until a few years ago
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Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
Local time: 09:17
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Summary of answers provided
5 +4I used to play tennis until a few years ago
Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
4I stopped playing tennis a few years ago
Drem


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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +4
I used to play tennis until a few years ago


Explanation:
I used to play tennis until a few years ago

Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
Local time: 09:17
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 55
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sarah Ponting: "up until" - note for Chiara: no, you can't use both tenses!
2 mins
  -> Thanks ;o)

agree  Giusi Pasi
2 mins
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agree  reliable
6 mins
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agree  preite
8 mins
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I stopped playing tennis a few years ago


Explanation:
...un'alternativa...vista the other way round!

ciao

Drem
Local time: 09:17
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 37
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