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Yes, I can't deny it, we Spanish speakers love talking about the past.
That's a little bit of drama.
I know, we can't help it sometimes. Anyways, here we have the
. It's a tense situated half way between the past and the present.
Are you kidding me? Is it in the limbo of verb tenses?
Kind of. With imperfecto we travel from the present moment we are in now to the present moment we were in in the past.
Do you mean it's like describing what was happening?
mucho, ahora no estudio nada.
I used to study a lot, now I don't study at all.
I used to love travelling.
De pequeña siempre
When I was a kid, I used to cry all the time.
We like going into details as well as gossiping.
We remove the infinitive ending AR/ER/IR and add the following endings instead:
él / ella
vosotros ( 🇪🇸 only)
vosotros ( 🇪🇸only)
Try to imagine the perspective of how things are seen when we use this tense.
The most amazing of all this is that
only has TWO irregular verbs. Isn't it great?
⇒ era, eras, era, éramos, érais, eran.
⇒ iba, ibas, iba, íbamos, íbais, iban.
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