Presentation on theme: "You guys used to travel every summer every summer She was dancing They used to study. We were laughing. When I was little, I used to sing to sing."— Presentation transcript:
You guys used to travel every summer every summer She was dancing They used to study. We were laughing. When I was little, I used to sing to sing
The imperfetto is another past tense in Italian that is used to express:. Continuous actions in the past that are no longer happening In English, the imperfetto is equivalent to: Used to ________________. …was/were __________ing. OR
The imperfetto has ONE set of endings for ARE, ERE, and IRE verbs This means, you only have to remember one set of endings!
Take the verb you are conjugating: Get rid of the -RE ending: Add the appropriate endings: (notice… ALL the endings are the same!!)
parlavo scrivevi dormivamo viaggiava camminavano ballavate I used to speak I was speaking You used to write You were writing We used to sleep We were sleeping He used to travel He was travelling We used to walk We were walking You guys used to dance You guys were dancing
Is used to describe… Continuous actions in the past that are no longer happening Actions that were progressive / happening Weather /Time in the past Childhood Actions that used to happen Physical appearance, age, characteristics of people, places & things
1.I used to swim. 2.They were talking. 3.She used to dance. 4.You guys were singing. 5.We used to travel every summer. 6.You were reading the newspaper. 7.I used to be short. 8.They were studying for italian! Ogni = Every (ex. Ogni giorno = every day)
Avete finito! Adesso andate avanti per ripassare il passato prossimo vs. limperfetto!