Spanish Grammar: Irregular Verbs in the Imperfect Tense

Spanish Grammar: Irregular Verbs in the Imperfect Tense

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Spanish Grammar: Irregular Verbs in the Imperfect Tense
la gramática española: verbos irregulares en el imperfecto.

  • Expresses a variety of actions occurring in the past.
  • Properly frame a story and express ongoing or recurring actions.

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There are only THREE verbs that are irregular in the imperfect past tense!

SER : To be

Cuando yo era niño.
When I was a child.

IR : To go

Nosotros íbamos a la playa, pero llovía mucho.
We were going to the beach, but it was raining a lot.

VER : To see

Él veía monos cada día en Guanacaste.
He saw monkeys every day in Guanacaste.

Irregular Verbs in the Imperfect Tense
SER IR VER
yo era iba veía
eras ibas veías
él/ella/usted era iba veía
nosotros éramos íbamos veíamos
vosotros erais ibais veíais
ellos/ellas/ustedes eran iban veían

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Adapt:

¿Dónde vivías cuando eras niño?
Where did you live when you were a child?

¿A dónde iba usted?
Where were you going?

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