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Spanish 2: Pretérito/Imperfecto

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yo iba
I used to go
tú ibas
you used to go
ella fue
she went (un día)
él fue
he went (anoche)
ella iba
she used to go
nosotros íbamos
we used to go
vosotros ibais
you guys used to go
yo bebí
I drank (ayer)
ellos bebieron
they drank (una vez)
yo era
I used to be
tú eras
you used to be
él era
he was or he used to be
ellos eran
they used to be
me vestí
I got dressed (ayer)
te vestiste
you got dressed (anoche)
él sonrió
he smiled (una vez)
nosotros veíamos
we used to see
vosotros veíais
you guys used to see
ellos sugirieron
they suggested (la semana pasada)
me dormí
I fell asleep (un día)
él pidió
he ordered (una vez)
nosotros escribíamos
we used to write
era alto
he was tall
los niños tenían seis años
the children were six years old
eran las tres y media
it was 3:30
quería mucho a su familia
He loved his family very much
íbamos al parque los domingos
We used to go to the park on Sundays
imperfect
which tense: events that were in progress
imperfect
which tense: background telling (time, weather...)
imperfect
which tense: physical characteristics
imperfect
which tense: mental states
preterit
preterit or imperfect: I broke my elbow
preterit
preterit or imperfect: what happened to you?
imperfect
preterit or imperfect: I was riding my bike
imperfect
preterit or imperfect: where did you live when you were little?
preterit
preterit or imperfect: I visited San Jose (el verano pasado)
¿Qué comiste anoche?
What did you eat last night?
¿Te divertiste el viernes pasado?
Did you have fun last Friday?
Ayer hice mi tarea
Yesterday I did my homework
Una vez fui al cine con María
Once I went to the movies with Maria
Tuve un sueño anoche
I had a dream last night
¿Estabas en la casa de Juan?
Were you at John's house?
Os despertasteis a las 7 esta mañana
You all woke up at 7 in the morning
Mis padres se acostaron tarde anoche
My parents went to bed late last night
El verano pasado me perdí en Madrid
Last summer I got lost in Madrid
El partido empezó a la una
the game started at one
Muchas personas jugaban todas las semanas
Many people played every week
Burke ganó el partido
Burke won the game
La comida estaba en la cocina
The food was in the kitchen
Ayer llegué a casa, hice mi tarea, y comí la cena
Yesterday I got home, did my homework, and had dinner
Llovía un poco durante el partido
It rained a little during the game
Ayer cenamos temprano
Yesterday we had dinner early
Cenábamos y Juan llamó por teléfono
We were having dinner and Juan called on the phone
Cuando era niño jugaba al fútbol
When I was a child, I played soccer
De niño empecé a jugar al fútbol
I began to play soccer as a child
Miguel estaba estudiando cuando el teléfono sonó
Miguel was studying when the phone rang
María comió tanto porque tenía mucha hambre
María ate so much because she was very hungry
Sentí frío
I felt cold
Sentía frío
I was feeling cold
Me sentí triste
I felt sad
Me sentía triste
I was feeling sad
Me pidió ayuda
He asked me for help
A Antonio y a María les gustó la película
Antonio y María liked the movie
Quería ir a tu fiesta, pero no fui
I wanted to go to your party, but I didn't go
Pensaba visitarte, pero cambié de idea
I thought of visiting you, but I changed my mind