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  1. El Imperfectode los verbos

  2. Talking about the past • There are ____ past tenses in Spanish. • If the action occurred in the______ and the speaker can tell precisely _____ the action occurred use the __________________. 2 PAST WHEN PRETERITE (pretréito) 2

  3. Talking about the past • If the action occurred in the______ and the there is no definite beginning or ending use the __________________. • Las chicas hablaban en inglés. The girls used to speak in English (no definite beginning or end) PAST IMPERFECTO (imperfect) 3

  4. The _________________ (past) tense is like a SNAPSHOT of what happened in the past. The _________________ (past) tense is like an ongoing film of what happened in the past. PRETERITE IMPERFECT

  5. El imperfecto The peterite tells us _____________when an action took place. The imperfect tells us in ________________. specifically general

  6. FORMATION OF IMPERFECT To conjugate regular –ar verbs in the imperfect 1. Drop the infinitive ending 2. Add “aba”

  7. (-ar verbs) trabaj trabaj trabaj trabaj trabaj trabaj trabajar Por ejemplo: aba abas aba ábamos abais aban 7

  8. To conjugate regular –er/-ir verbs in the imperfect 1. Drop the infinitive ending 2. Add “ía”

  9. (-er / -irverbs) comía comías comía comíamos comíais comían comer Por ejemplo:

  10. (-er/-ir verbs) viv viv viv viv viv viv Por ejemplo: ía ías ía íamos íais ían 10

  11. 3 • LOS IRREGULARES: There are only _________ irregular verbs • in the imperfect. • ser=______________ 2. ir=_____________ Used to be/was Used to go/was going 3. ver= used to see/was seeing

  12. a menudo (often) a veces (sometimes) cada día (every day) cada semana (every week) cada mes (every month) cada año (every year) con frecuencia (frequently) de vez en cuando (from time to time) en aquella época (at that time) frecuentemente (frequently) generalmente (usually) muchas veces (many times) mucho (a lot) nunca (never) por un rato (for awhile) siempre (always) tantas veces (so many times) todas las semanas (every week) todos los días (every day) todo el tiempo (all the time) varias veces (several times) Some words and phrases indicate repetitive, vague or non-specific time frames, and therefore signal the use of the imperfect.