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Preterite and Imperfect

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specific action at a specific time
preterite
single action interrupting continuous actions
preterite
completed actions (beginning and end)
preterite
Summarizes way someone felt about a particualr event, instance, or person
preterite
habitual or repeated actions
imperfect
description of situation (what was going on) when single event occured
imperfect
Continuous actions (no beginning or end)
Imperfect
Describes person or thing physically
imperfect
describes feelings or personalities
imperfect
describes emotions or physical states
imperfect
describes wishes, desires, or attitudes
imperfect
tells time/season/age/weather/location
imperfect
anteayer
preterite
ayer
preterite
ayer por la mañana, ayer por la tarde
preterite
anoche
preterite
hoy
preterite
el lunes (or other days of the week)
preterite
esta mañana
preterite
a la una, a las dos...
preterite
la semana pasada, el año pasado
preterite
una vez, dos veces
preterite
por fin/finalmente
preterite
de repente
preterite
en seguida/inmediatamente
preterite
tarde/temprano
preterite
todos los dias
imperfect
cada dia
imperfect
generalmente
imperfect
antes
imperfect
siempre/nunca
imperfect
los lunes, los martes... etc
imperfect
por las mañanas
imperfect
mientras
imperfect
de costumbre
imperfect
a veces/de vez en cuando
imperfect
con frequencia/frecuentemente
imperfect
a menudo/muy a menudo
imperfect
muchas veces
imperfect
saber (preterite meaning)
to find out
tener (preterite meaning)
to receive
no querer (preterite meaning)
to refuse
poder (preterite meaning)
to manage to
conocer (preterite meaning)
to meet