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The preposition "durante"
The preposition "durante" correspond to the English: "during"
"during" =  a certain time or a certain event
... durante la noche. ... during the night.
... durante el concierto. ... during the concert.
... durante la discusión. ... during the discussion.
... durante los veranos. ... during the summers.
... durante su vida. ... during his/her lifetime.
... durante el ataque. ... during the attack.
... durante su presidencia. ... during his/her presidency.
... durante la guerra. ... during the war.
... durante el siglo XVIII. ... during the eighteenth century.
Durante is used most similarly to "during" when it takes a singular object:
Él come durante toda la tarde.                                                       He eats during all the afternoon.
"During"  Indicates time:
Certain time
¿Qué harás durante las vacaciones?  What will you do during the holidays.
It express duration of time, periods of time: se utiliza para indicar "duración de tiempo".
Va a estar en xxx durante dos semanas. He will be in xxx during two weeks.
Llueve por días durante los inviernos. It rains for days during winters. 
Nosotros hemos estudiado francés durante 7 años. We have studied French during 7 years.
It places an action in the time:
Se conocieron durante el crucero por el Mediterráneo. They met during a Maditerranean cruise.
Yo viví en Madrid durante 10 años . I lived in Madrid for 10 years. 
Ella estudió en la universidad durante 5 años. She studied in the university for 5 years. 
Durante febrero, las condiciones de sequía empeoraron.  During February, drought conditions got worse.
Durante las fumigaciones úsese equipo respiratorio adecuado. During fumigation / spraying wear suitable respiratory equipment.
Durante sus vacaciones, disfrutó de cada momento.   During his vacations , he enjoyed every moment.
Con lo que ahorramos durante unos años, lo pudimos comprar.   With what we save during a few years, we could buy it.
Mantenerse en esta posición durante cuatro segundos.  Stay in this position for four seconds.
El sonido falló varias veces durante la proyección. The sound failed several times during the screening.


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