El imperfecto The imperfect tense. There is more than one past tense in Spanish. The preterite tense is for completed, simple actions in the past (I ate). The imperfect tense is for continuous actions in the past (I was eating). Meanings.
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El imperfectoThe imperfect tense
There is more than one past tense in Spanish.
The preteritetense is for completed, simple actions in the past (I ate).
The imperfect tense is for continuous actions in the past (I was eating).
Llevaba un vestido azul.
I was wearing a blue dress.
Todos los días me levantaba a las 7.
I used to get up at 7 every day.
Durante que hablaba, leía
aba, abas, aba, ábamos, abais, aban
ía, ías,ía, íamos, íais, ían
erais ibais veíais
Es el preterito o el imperfecto?
Agrupa las frases en dos columnas.
You used to listen
We were talking
She was singing
They used to study
I watched TV.
1. Tenía un estilo masculino - llevaba pantalones militares y botas.
2. Le encantaba ir al teatro.
3. Jennifer Aniston estaba casada con Brad Pitt, sin embargo ahora es soltera.
4. Mientras era embarazada con su primer hijo, comía helado con vinagre.
Un poco de práctica
a. I was talking when she arrived.
b. They were listening to music and singing.
c. I went to the bank last week.
d. While she was watching TV she was eating a sandwich.
e. She used to be a singer, but now she is an actor.