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Old July 23, 2019, 09:58 AM
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Estaban sentados = they were seated
However, another way to say that in English (conveying the same idea) is 'they were sitting'. That's what the translator chose to do, apparently. You are both conveying the same idea. Your proposal is the more literal of the two.

Estaban sentando = they were sitting

Estaban sentar
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