Presentation on theme: " Is a past tense You do not need a helping verb You need the “nous” form of the present tense You drop the “ons” from the nous form to have the."— Presentation transcript:
Is a past tense You do not need a helping verb You need the “nous” form of the present tense You drop the “ons” from the nous form to have the stem
The stem is the “nous” form minus “ons” You add the endings to the stem The endings are: ais, ais,ait, ions, iez, aient Example: verb regarder “nous” form: regardons Stem: regard Imparfait: je regardais, etc….
When you want to say : I used to When you want to describe a progressive past action To talk about the weather To talk about the time To describe people To talk about feelings
When you want to say was happening compared to something that happened The Imparfait is different from the passé composé The imparfait is used to describe a habit I was watching is imparfait I watched is passé composé
Je parlaisNous parlions Tu parlaisVous parliez Il parlaitIls parlaient
You can have the two tenses in the same sentence. Example: Je regardais la télé quand ma copine est arrivée. I was watching TV when my friend came.