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Preterit Vs. Imperfect This is different than English because we consider past as one tense.
Preterit Rules Red Light
Preterit For Actions that can be viewed as single events Example: La gallina murió ayer.
Preterit For actions that were repeated a specific number of times. Example: La rana caminó a la tienda tres veces.
Preterit For actions that occurred during a specific period of time. Example: Yo estudié por diez minutos.
Preterit For actions that were part of a chain of events. Example: Yo asusté el alce americano y huyó.
Preterit To state the beginning or the end of an action. Example: Nosotros empezamos el partido de fútbol.
Imperfect Rules Green Light
Imperfect For actions that were repeated habitually. Example: Yo iba al colegio todos los días.
Imperfect For actions that set the stage for other past actions. Example: Hacía calor por la playa.
Imperfect For telling time. Example: Eran las dos de la mañana.
Imperfect For stating one’s age Example: Yo tenía seis años.
Imperfect For mental states Example: El profesor estaba enojado.
For physical sensations. Example: La estufa era calor.
Imperfect To describe the characteristics of people, things, or conditions. Example: La chica era muy fea.
Imperfect VS Preterite
Imperfect VS Preterite The 2 past tenses in Spanish.
PRETERIT AND IMPERFECT Preterit When talking about the beginning or end of an event. Talk about something that happened yesterday. Expressions: anoche;
Preterite vs. Imperfect
Is used to talk about actions that happened repeatedly in the past. I used to ….. I was/ were ……..ing.
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Imperfecto Verbos irregulares en el imperfecto Usos del Imperfecto. The Spanish imperfect tense is equivalent to three English forms. I lived in Mexico.
El pretérito y el imperfecto
PRETÉRITO VS IMPERFECTO ¿Cómo se decide ?. PRETÉRITO Actions occurred at a definite time period in past Salí a las dos de la tarde. Actions viewed.
Preterit vs. Imperfect.
¿El pretérito o el imperfecto?. el pretérito 1. an action completed in the past “single event” 2. an event that began & a specific time 3. “chain.
El imperfecto the past in progress… FORMING the imperfect tense.
Uses of the imperfect The imperfect is used for actions that are not countable. Used to do or used to happen (Habitual actions) Yo iba al consultorio cada.
CONJUGACION DEL IMPERFECTO Para conjugar los verbos en imperfecto cambiamos las terminaciones de AR ER - IR Abaía Abasías Abaía Ábamosíamos Abaisíais Aban.
Choosing when to use the correct past tense By Jami Sipe.
Preterite and Imperfect Two verb forms used for the past tense.
El Pretérito y El Imperfecto. O In general, the preterite is used when speaking of a completed action, that is, when the verb refers to an action that.
Preterito vs Imperfecto
El pretérito Actions that occurred at a specific point in time in the past (Ayer, anteayer, el otro día, el mes pasado, la semana pasada)
El pretérito, el imperfecto y el pluscuamperfecto
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El Imperfecto dia dos. Ya aprendimos de los primeros tres escenarios….. ¿Qué son?
Preterite vs. Imperfect. Both the preterite and imperfect explain past actions, but they are used in different situations to mean different things.
Preterite Versus Imperfect.
preterite vs imperfect
5 El imperfecto de los verbos regulares We use the imperfect tense to talk about things like events or actions in the past that had no clear beginning.
Review of Present -o, -as, -a, -amos, -an -o, -as, -a, -amos, -an -o, -es, -e, -emos, -en -o, -es, -e, -emos, -en -o, -es, -e, -imos, -en -o, -es, -e,
Preterite vs Imperfect Which one should you use?.
You will now learn the imperfect, which describes past activities in a different way. Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved.
Pretérito v. Imperfecto SAFE WATERS
Preterite versus Imperfect The most important lecture you will have this year (so pay attention)
Preterit versus Imperfect (El pretérito versus el imperfecto) In Spanish, the use of the preterit and the imperfect reflects the way the speaker views.
El pretérito imperfecto The Imperfect Past Tense in Spanish.
Preterite vs. Imperfect Two tenses that refer to the past.
~The Imperfect Tense~. 2 Main Past Tenses in Spanish In Spanish, there are 2 main tenses used to talk in the past: 1. El Pretérito 2. El Imperfecto.
Uses of the Imperfect. The imperfect is used for actions that were repeated habitually. We would eat together every day. We would eat together every day.
Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved You will now learn the imperfect, which describes past activities in a different way.
Preterite vs Imperfect Usage. Present Time Habitual Action I always go to the library on Mondays. Siempre voy a la biblioteca los lunes. Present Tense.
Preterit Imperfect Using both in a story Preterit Use the preterit to tell: What happens - de repente- suddenly - Ayer/cuando/ un día - El año pasado.
Spanish JEAPORDY Unit 4 Lesson 1.
Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved In Lessons 6–9, you learned the preterite tense. Now you will learn the imperfect tense,
El Imperfecto What is it and when do you use it?.
El Imperfecto ~The Imperfect Tense~.
09/28/09 Although the preterite and imperfect both express past actions or states, the two tenses have different uses. They are not interchangeable.
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