it was really noisy

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govegetarian

Senior Member
Hi Forum Members.

How do you say it was really noisy as in the following passage?

My family and I went to a restaurant. We sat in the back room of the restaurant where it was really noisy.

Is it...

Estuvimos en la sala de atrás del restaurante donde hubo mucho ruido.

Or...

Estuvimos en la sala de atrás del restaurante donde fue muy ruidoso.

Thank you, in advance, for your help ;)!
 
  • jsvillar

    Senior Member
    Spanish - Spain
    You cannot use indefinido. If you use it (hubo/fue) it seems that there was noise at an instant, not along the time you were in the restaurant.

    The 'being noisy' happens along, or within, the 'being in the restaurant', so you should use imperfect:

    ...del restaurante, donde había mucho ruido
    ...del restaurante, que era muy ruidoso (el restaurante) / ruidosa (la sala de atrás)
     
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