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El pretérito e imperfecto. El pretérito is one of the past tenses in Spanish. El pretérito is one of the past tenses in Spanish. It is often expressed.

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1 El pretérito e imperfecto

2 El pretérito is one of the past tenses in Spanish. El pretérito is one of the past tenses in Spanish. It is often expressed by the -ed form in English but not always. It is often expressed by the -ed form in English but not always. El pretérito is an action that has a clear beginning and end to it. El pretérito is an action that has a clear beginning and end to it. It is often a one time action. It is often a one time action. EL PRETERITO

3 Ejemplos I talked to my mom yesterday. I talked to my mom yesterday. Hablé con mi madre ayer. Hablé con mi madre ayer. I ate my food. I ate my food. Comí mi comida. Comí mi comida. Profe taught us the lesson. Profe taught us the lesson. Profe nos enseñó la lección. Profe nos enseñó la lección.

4 EL IMPERFECTO El imperfecto is another past tense in Spanish. El imperfecto is another past tense in Spanish. It is expressed in many ways. It is expressed in many ways. - was/were + -ing - Would - Used to -And sometimes the -ed form.

5 EL IMPERFECTO The beginning and end of an imperfect action is unclear. It is imperfect. The beginning and end of an imperfect action is unclear. It is imperfect. An imperfect action is An imperfect action is - a habitual action. - a habitual action. - an action that was repeated more than - an action that was repeated more than once. once. - an action that was in process. - an action that was in process. - an ongoing action. - an ongoing action.

6 EJEMPLOS I used to talk to my granny a lot. I used to talk to my granny a lot. Yo hablaba con mi abuela mucho. (repeated action) Yo hablaba con mi abuela mucho. (repeated action) I was (in the process of) eating, when… I was (in the process of) eating, when… Yo comía, cuando… Yo comía, cuando…

7 EJEMPLOS While you were (in the process of) reading,… While you were (in the process of) reading,… Mientras tú leías,… Mientras tú leías,… I would go to the park a lot when I was a kid. (habitual action) I would go to the park a lot when I was a kid. (habitual action) Siempre iba yo al parque cuando era niño. Siempre iba yo al parque cuando era niño.

8 How you can use the pretérito o imperfecto to convey different meanings. I went to the movies a lot. (And I still do) I went to the movies a lot. (And I still do) Muchas veces yo iba al cine. Muchas veces yo iba al cine. I went to the movies a lot. (And I dont anymore) I went to the movies a lot. (And I dont anymore) Muchas veces yo fui al cine. Muchas veces yo fui al cine.

9 Can you have the pretérito e imperfecto in the same sentence? I was (in the process of) sleeping when you called. I was (in the process of) sleeping when you called. Yo dormía cuando llamaste. Yo dormía cuando llamaste.

10 Vamos a practicar I did my homework last night. I always did my homework on the computer. You were studying when dad came home. I walked a lot when I lived in Lake Zurich I woke up, showered, and ate breakfast.

11 Más I used to throw up on roller coasters. They would always eat at Fridays. While he was laughing, milk shot out of his nose. IRON ROSE rocked the PAC!! I saw a good movie last week. When we arrived it was 7pm.


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