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El Imperfecto

Los usos del imperfecto

Emily Meyer

on 27 November 2013

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Transcript of El Imperfecto

Los usos
más práctica
El Imperfecto
San Francisco
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
(cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr
(cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
On-going action in the past over an indefinite period of time
was/were - ing
used to
Long-standing situations
Vivíamos en Lima, Perú = We used to live in Lima, Perú
We were living in Lima, Perú
repeated/habitual action
Yo practicaba el piano cada día = I used to practice the piano every day.
I practiced the piano every day.
Refers to physical, mental or emotional
trait/condition in the past
Mi abuelo era generoso y chistoso. = My grandpa was generous and funny.
Yo era gordita. = I was chubby.
Ella estaba triste. = She was sad.
Describe or provide background information in the past
(What things were like, not what happened!)
-telling time -date
-age -weather
-health -what someone was wearing
- location
Describe attitudes, beliefs, past intentions
Yo creía en Papá Noel cuando era niña. = I believed in Santa Claus when I was little.
Queríamos ir a la playa. = We wanted to go to the beach.
2+ ongoing (simultaneous activities)
Tú leías mientras yo dormiía. = You were reading while I was sleeping
A menudo = often
a veces = sometimes
algunas veces = sometimes
Cada día = every day
todos los días = all the days
año tarde
fin de semana noche
mes lunes
mañana otoño
con frecuencia = with frequency
frecuentemente = frequently
de vez en cuando = occasionally
normalmente = normally
siempre = always
muchas veces = many times
usualmente = usually
por lo general = usually
generalmente = generally
en/por la mañana
todo (el día, verano, etc.)
toda (la mañana, tarde, noche, etc.)
Hablas con tu compañero, necesitas decirme porque usamos el imperfecto en las siguientes frases.
Ellos iban a ir al parque.
Yo cantaba con mi madre todos los días.
Mis amigos y yo teníamos miedo a las serpeientes.
Dime el adverbio en cada frase
que indica el uso del imperfecto.
Estaba lloviendo toda la noche.
Siempre yo nadaba en los veranos
Mi hermano comía pizza muchas veces.
2. Describe la foto y usa
el imperfecto
1. Describe las fotos y usa
el imperfecto
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