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Imperfect: Part II

Notes:

  1. The written lesson is below.
  2. Links to quizzes, tests, etc. are to the left.

Remember, the imperfect is used for past actions that are not seen as completed. Use of the imperfect tense implies that the past action did not have a definite beginning or a definite end. The imperfect tells when -- in general, an action occurred.



Good news! There are only three irregular verbs in the imperfect. You must simply memorize them.

ser ir ver
era iba veía
eras ibas veías
era iba veía
éramos íbamos veíamos
erais ibais veíais
eran iban veían


To review some of the rules for using the imperfect:

  • The imperfect is used for actions that were repeated habitually.
  • The imperfect is used for actions that "set the stage" for another action.
  • The imperfect is used for telling time and stating one's age.


Let's add another flashcard for the three irregular verbs in the imperfect tense:

Verb Flashcards
Complete List

Imperfect: ser, ir, ver

ser ir ver
era iba veía
eras ibas veías
era iba veía
éramos íbamos veíamos
erais ibais veíais
eran iban veían

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