Presentación del tema: "The Imperfect… take notes somewhere The imperfect tense is used to refer to actions in the past that occurred regularly or repeatedly. I used to walk every."— Transcripción de la presentación:
The Imperfect… take notes somewhere The imperfect tense is used to refer to actions in the past that occurred regularly or repeatedly. I used to walk every day. Yo caminaba todos los días.
The imperfect… continued The imperfect tense is also used to refer to actions in the past that occurred over an extended period of time. --In other words, used to I ate (used to eat) hamburgers frequently. Yo comía hamburguesas frecuentemente.
More Imperfect The imperfect tense is also used to "set the stage" for an event that occurred in the past. We were coming home when we saw Juan. Veníamos a casa cuando vimos a Juan.
How will you remember this? Actions which are not physical, that is feelings and mental actions, usually use the imperfect tense. Felix was feeling sick. Felix estaba enfermo.
These sure would be good example to have. General description in the past and setting the scene require the imperfect too! My first car was green. Mi primer coche era verde. It was sunny and the kids were playing outside. Hacía sol y los niños jugaban afuera.
Very helpful phrases… The imperfect is frequently associated with phrases that describe the frequency of past actions. A menudo = oftenA veces = sometimes Mucho = a lotTodo el tiempo = all the time Siempre = alwaysNunca = never Generalmente = Generally Cada + time frame = Every ____. Todos los (Todas las) ________ = Every _______
Learn it, Know it, Live it… Regular forms of the imperfect are formed by adding the following endings to the stem of the verb: ar er/ir YoHabl-abaViv-ía TúHabl-abasViv-ías Él(la)Habl-abaViv-ía Nos.Habl-ábamosViv-íamos Ust.Habl-abanViv-ían Ellos(as)Habl-abanViv-ían
It wouldnt be fun without some exceptions! Only three verbs are irregular in the imperfect: SerVerIr YoEraVeíaIba TúErasVeíasIbas Él/EllaEraVeíaIba Ud.EraVeíaIba NosotrosÉramosVeíamosÍbamos UstedEranVeíanIban Ellos(as)EranVeíanIban