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1 El Imperfecto (Imperfect) The Other Past Tense

2 Los objectivos Understand how to conjugate regular verbs into the imperfect tense Understand how to conjugate irregular verbs into the imperfect tense Understand when to use the imperfect tense

3 Regular –AR Conjugation Conjugation formula: (infinitive – ending) + new ending -AR endings -aba-ábamos -abas-abais -aba-aban Example: descansar yo descansabanosotros descansábamos tú descansabasvosotros descansabais él descansabaellos descansaban

4 Regular –ER & –IR Conjugation Conjugation formula: (infinitive – ending) + new ending -ER & -IR endings -ía-íamos -ías-íais -ía-ían Example: tener yo teníanosotros teníamos tú tenías vosotros teníais él tenía ellos tenían

5 Stem-Changing & Reflexive Verbs Since the imperfect conjugation is created from the infinitive, stem- changing verbs DO NOT change when conjugated Reflexive verbs act accordingly when conjugated and use the same pronouns as in the present/preterite

6 A Little Practice -AR Verbs DESCANSAR descansaba descansabas descansaba descansábamos descansabais descansaban MERENDAR (eie) merendaba merendabas merendaba merendábamos merendabais merendaban

7 A Little Practice -ER Verbs SUCEDER sucedía sucedías sucedía sucedíamos sucedíais sucedían LLOVER (oue) llovía llovías llovía llovíamos llovíais llovían

8 A Little Practice -IR Verbs ASISTIR asistía asistías asistía asistíamos asistíais asistían ZAMBULLIRSE me zambullía te zambullías se zambullía nos zambullíamos os zambullíais se zambullían

9 Irregular Verb Conjugations There are only 3 irregular conjations in the imperfect tense ir ser ver IR: iba, ibas, iba, íbamos, ibais, iban SER: era, eras, era, eramos, erais, eran VER: veía, veías, veía, veíamos, veíais, veían

10 Use of the Imperfect Tense Repetitive actions Indefinite time period Background information Time Weather Age Appearance Feelings & Emotions Beliefs

11 Los objectivos How are regular verbs conjugated into the imperfect tense? How are irregular verbs conjugated into the imperfect tense? When is the imperfect tense used?

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