Pret©rito o Imperfecto?. Pret©rito --AR VERBS -© -aste -³ -amos -asteis -aron --ER/--IR VERBS -­ -iste -i³ -imos -isteis -ieron

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  • Pretrito o Imperfecto?
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  • Pretrito --AR VERBS - -aste - -amos -asteis -aron --ER/--IR VERBS - -iste -i -imos -isteis -ieron
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  • Pretrito Specifically when an action took place
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  • Pretrito 1. Actions are completed, single events Nosotros fuimos a la tienda ayer. We went to the store yesterday. 2. Actions can occur more than once if there is a specific end Me cepill los dientes 3 veces. I brushed my teeth 3 times. 3. Series of actions Cen, me arregl, y fui al teatro. I ate dinner, got ready, and went to the theatre.
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  • Pretrito 4. Actions always have a specific beginning or end, though it is not always stated L os alumnos miraron la televisin. The students watched television. 5. Action that interrupts another, ongoing action M ientras trabajbamos, Carmen durmi la siesta. While we were working, Carmen took a nap.
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  • Imperfecto --AR VERBS -aba -abas -aba -bamos -abais -aban --ER/--IR VERBS -a -as -a -amos -ais -an
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  • Imperfecto Generally when an action took place
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  • Imperfecto 1. Actions that do not have a definite beginning or end Mis amigos navegaban la red. My friends surfed the Net. 2. Actions are continuous, habitual, or repeated Cuando eras joven, t jugabas al tenis. When you were young, you played tennis.
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  • Imperfecto 3. Actions that occur at the same time as another (not an interruption) David lea cuando Esteban estudiaba. David read while Esteban studied. 4. Actions that give background information, such as: time, age, physical or emotional conditions, states-of-being, characteristics, or description Cuando tenan 7 aos, los hermanos vivan en Madrid. When they were 7 years old, they lived in Madrid.
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  • Verbs that change meaning Pretrito Met Could, succeeded Tried Refused Discovered, found out Received, got Knew Could Wanted Didnt want Knew Had, used to have Conocer Poder Querer No querer Saber Tener Imperfecto
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  • Key Words and Phrases: Pretrito Ayer Anteayer Anoche Entonces Esta maana La semana pasada El ao pasado Hace 2 aos Yesterday Day before yesterday Last night Then, back then This morning Last week Last year 2 years ago
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  • Key Words and Phrases: Imperfecto A menudo A veces Cada da/ todos los das Con frecuencia De vez en cuando Generalmente Mucho Siempre/nunca Often Sometimes Each day/ every day Frequently Once in a while Generally A lot Always/ never
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  • Prctica Cisco (pescar) con su abuelo cada verano. Pescaba Julio y Pedro (pescar) con sus abuelos la semana pasada. Pescaron Yo siempre (acostarse) tarde. Me acostaba Pero anoche t (acostarse) temprano. Te acostaste