Presentación del tema: "~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."— Transcripción de la presentación:
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
El Pretérito Remember: The PRETÉRITO is used to talk about actions that are completed. They have a definite beginning and ending. Yesterday I ate dinner at 5:00. I woke up, got dressed, and ate breakfast.
El Imperfecto EL IMPERFECTO is a tense used to describe actions in the past that are not seen as completed. This tense is primarily used to DESCRIBE in the past.
Imperfect Context Background Preterite Immediacy of action Breaks with context Begin and end “Chops” the background of the imperfect Llegué al aeropuerto. Perdí mi equipaje. Llamé un taxi. Hacía calor Había muchas personas Llevaba un jersey rojo Era de noche Un golpe de karate:
El Imperfecto. It is also used to refer to more general or habitual actions.
El Imperfecto As a child, I used to always play soccer. My family and I travelled to Hawaii every Summer. I was very shy as a kid.
Conjugations: Drop the Ending (AR, ER, IR) Add: -AR Verbs: -aba-ábamos -abas -aba-aban * Note the ACCENT MARK on the NOSOTROS form!
Conjugations: For ER and IR Verbs: -ía -íamos -ías -ía -ían *NOTE = All of the endings have an accent on the “i”