Used to vs Usually

Usually / used to/ be used to / get used to

I usually play football.

Suelo jugar / Normalmente juego al futbol.

This indicates an habitual action in the present.

I am used to playing football.


Estoy acostumbrado a jugar al futbol.

I am used to play

I used to play football.


Solía jugar / jugaba al futbol (habitualmente)

This indicates an habitual action in the past that no longer occurs now


I’ll get used to playing football.


Me acostumbraré a jugar al futbol.


I got used to playing.


I am used to playing.


I will get used to playing.

The verb to be indicates a state of being accustomed to something or someone.

The verb get indicates the action or process of becoming accustomed.

Download a practice exercise here: Used to vs Usually


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