YO –GO verbs are REGULAR in the IMPERFECT!MAKE GRAMMAR CARDS FOR EACH VERB
HACER =WAS DOING/MAKING or USED TO DO/MAKE IMPERFECTYo – hacía I was doing Nosotros – hacíamos we were doingTú – hacías you were doing Vosotros – hacíais y’all were doingÉl he was doing Ellos they were doingElla –hacía she was doing Ellas –hacían they(f) were doingUd. You were doing Uds. You all were doing DECIR = WAS SAYING/TELLING or USED TO SAY/TELL IMPERFECTYo – decía I was saying Nosotros – decíamos we were sayingTú – decías you were saying Vosotros – decíais y’all were sayingÉl he was saying Ellos they were sayingElla –decía she was saying Ellas –decían they(f) were sayingUd. You were saying Uds. You all were saying
TENER = HAD / USED TO HAVE IMPERFECTYo – tenía I had Nosotros – teníamos we hadTú – tenías you had Vosotros – teníais y’all hadÉl he had Ellos they hadElla –tenía she had Ellas –tenían they(f) hadUd. You had Uds. You all hadPONER = PUT / USED TO PUT / WAS PUTTING IMPERFECTYo – ponía I was putting Nosotros – poníamos we were puttingTú – ponías you were putting Vosotros – poníais y’all were puttingÉl he was putting Ellos they were puttingElla –ponía she was putting Ellas –ponían they(f) were puttingUd. You were putting Uds. You all were putting
VENIR = WAS COMING / USED TO COME IMPERFECTYo – venía I was coming Nosotros – veníamos we were comingTú – venías you were coming Vosotros – veníais y’all were comingÉl he was coming Ellos they were comingElla –venía she was coming Ellas –venían they(f) were comingUd. You were coming Uds. You all were comingSALIR = WAS LEAVING/GOING OUT or USED TO LEAVE/GO OUT IMPERFECTYo – salía I was leaving Nosotros – salíamos we were leavingTú – salías you were leaving Vosotros – salíais y’all were leavingÉl he was leaving Ellos they were leavingElla –salía she was leaving Ellas –salían they(f) were leavingUd. You were leaving Uds. You all were leaving
OÍR = WAS HEARING / USED TO HEAR /HEARD IMPERFECTYo – oía I was hearing Nosotros – oíamos we were hearingTú – oías you were hearing Vosotros – oíais y’all were hearingÉl he was hearing Ellos they were hearingElla –oía she was hearing Ellas –oían they(f) were hearingUd. You were hearing Uds. You all were hearing TRAER = WAS BRINGING / USED TO BRING IMPERFECTYo –traía I was bringing Nosotros – traíamos we were bringingTú – traías you were bringing Vosotros –traíais y’all were bringingÉl he was bringing Ellos they were bringingElla –traía she was bringing Ellas –traían they(f) were bringingUd. You were bringing Uds. You all were bringing
Remember that we use the IMPERFECT to: Describe what was happening when something else happened Describe what used to happen on a regular basis in the past Describe people or settings in the past (age, characteristics, weather, time, etc.) DO NOT USE THE IMPERFECT TO DESCRIBE A SPECIFIC COMPLETED ACTION IN THE PAST!!
Práctica: (answer in notebook or dropbox)Complete with the correct form of the verb in theIMPERFECT.1.Cuando yo ____ (tener) cinco años, yo era muytímida.2.Todos los días del año pasado, nosotros ____(salir) de la escuela a las tres.3.Mi madre ____ (poner) la mesa cuando entré elcomedor.4.Mis hermanos ____(hacer) la tarea cada nochecuando eran joven.5.Tú siempre____(decir) la verdad, ¿no?