El imperfecto The other past tense SeñoraHaldenwang
El imperfecto • The imperfect tense is used to refer to actions in the past that occurred repeatedly. Ejemplo: Yocaminabacadadía. I used to walk every day.
El imperfecto • The imperfect tense is also used to refer to actions in the past that occurred over an extended period of time. Ejemplo: Yocomíafrecuentemente paella. I used to eat paella frequently.
El imperfecto • The imperfect tense is also used to "set the stage" for an event that occurred in the past. Ejemplo: Veníamos para casa cuandovimos a Juan. We were coming home when we saw Juan.
El imperfecto • Actions which are not physical, that is feelings and mental actions, usually use the imperfect tense. Ejemplo: Juan estabaenfermo Juan was feeling sick..
El imperfecto • The imperfect is frequently associated with phrases that describe the frequency of past actions. a menudo: oftena veces: sometimescada día: everydaycada año: everyyearcon frecuencia: frequentlyde vez en cuando: from time to time por un rato: for awhilesiempre: alwaystantasveces: so many timestodaslassemanas: every weektodos los días: every daytodo el tiempo:all the timevariasveces: several times en aquellaépoca: at that timefrecuentemente:frequentlygeneralmente:usuallymuchasveces: many timesmucho: a lotnunca: never
El imperfecto Only three verbs are irregular in the imperfect: