Preterite and Imperfect

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Preterite and Imperfect
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  1. do work
  2. AR verbs in preterite
    • é
    • aste
    • ó
    • amos
    • aron
  3. AR verbs in the imperfect
    • aba
    • abas
    • aba
    • ábamos
    • aban
  4. ER and IR preterite
    • í
    • iste
    • imos
    • ieron
  5. ER and IR imperfect
    • ía
    • ías
    • ía
    • íamos
    • ían
  6. ir imperfect
    iba, ibas, iba, íbamos, iban
  7. ser imperfect
    era, eras, era, éramos, eran
  8. ver imperfect
    veía, veías, veía, veíamos veían
  9. When to use imperfect
    • DeathCow
    • Descriptions
    • Emotions
    • Age
    • Time is established
    • Habitual Actions
    • Continuous Actions
    • Ongoing Actions
    • Weather description
  10. el pretérito summary
    • completed past actions
    • isolated in time
    • ex:  ayer, anoche, la semana pasad
  11. el imperfecto
    • –ongoing or continuous past actions
    • –“used to _____”
    • –descriptions
    • –“was _____ing”
    • –ex: cuando era niño, siempre, a
    • veces, nunca
  12. Ser in the Preterite
    • fui
    • fuiste
    • fue
    • fuimos
    • fueron
  13. Ir in the preterite
    • di
    • diste
    • dio
    • dimos
    • dieron
  14. hacer in the preterite
    • hice
    • hiciste
    • hizo
    • hicimos
    • hicieron
  15. decir in the preterite
    • dije
    • dijiste
    • dijo
    • dijimos
    • dijeron
  16. traer in the preterite
    • traje
    • trajiste
    • trajo
    • trajimos
    • trajeron
  17. ver in the preterite
    • vi
    • viste
    • vio
    • vimos
    • vieron
  18. To emphasize the start or completion of a past action, even, or state (physical or mental)
    • preterite
  19. To narrate a sequence of completed past actions (implying
    that one action or even finishes before the next begins)
    Preterite
  20. To summarize opinions, attitudes, and beliefs about past physical and mental states, actions, and events
    Preterite
  21. To provide background information, such as weather and time, in which events or actions evolved or occurred in the past
    Imperfect
  22. To describe actions in progress in the past without emphasis on when they started or ended
    Imperfect
  23. To express repetitive or habitual actions in the past (what one used to do)
    Imperfect
  24. To describe things or people (emotions, opinions, attitudes, or beliefs)
    Imperfect
  25. To anticipate what was going to happen with "ir a + infinitive"
    Imperfect
  26. "In 1998, I was fifteen years old"
    Imperfect
  27. "Our family was going to emigrate to the United States in 1998"
    Imperfect
  28. "When I was young, out house was small, but my sister and I thought that it was pretty"
    Imperfect
  29. "Rosa used to go to El Paso a lot to visit her daughter who was living there"
    Imperfect
  30. "We were all waiting patiently to board the plane"
    Imperfect
  31. "It was ten o'clock in the morning. It was very hot that day. There wasn't anybody in the airport."
    Imperfect
  32. "To emigrate was an important decision"
    Preterite
  33. "The trip seemed very long to me"
    Preterite
  34. "We boarded the train very early and traveled many hours until we arrived in California"
    Preterite
  35. "I visited my family in Monterrey many times"
    Preterite
  36. "I lived in San Antonio for two years"
    Preterite
  37. "I stopped looking for work after accepting the job"
    Preterite
  38. "I had my first interview yesterday and they offered me a job"
    Preterite
  39. "I started to look for work a week ago"
    Preterite
  40. To describe one's age
    Imperfect

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