Spanish: Imperfect Tense (AKM)

yo hablaba

I was speaking; used to speak

t� hablabas

you were speaking; used to speak(informal)

Ud./�l/ella hablaba

You were, he/she was speaking; used to speak

nosotros habl�bamos

we were speaking; used to speak

vosotros hablabais

all of you (Spain) were speaking; used to speak

Uds./ellos/ellas hablaban

All of you were speaking, they were speaking; used to speak

De ni�o, nosotros habl�bamos espa�ol con nuestra abuela.

As children, we used to speak Spanish with our grandmother.

yo com�a

I was eating; used to eat

t� com�as

you were eating; used to eat(informal)

Ud./�l/ella com�a

you were eating, he/she was eating; used to eat

nosotros com�amos

we were eating; used to eat

vosotros com�ais

all of you (Spain) were eating; used to eat

Uds./ellos/ellas com�an

all of you were eating, they were eating; used to eat

T� siempre com�as demasiado r�pido.

You always used to eat too fast.

yo viv�a

I was living; used to live

t� viv�as

you were living; used to live(informal)

Ud./�l/ella viv�a

you were living, he/she was living; used to live

nosotros viv�amos

we were living; used to live

vosotros viv�ais

all of you (Spain) were living; used to live

Uds./ellos/ellas viv�an

all of you were living, they were living; used to live

Ellos viv�an en Texas cuando eran j�venes.

They used to live in Texas where they were young.

yo estaba

I was; used to be (estar)

t� estabas

you were; used to be (estar)(informal)

Ud./�l/ella estaba

you were, he/she was; used to be (estar)

nosotros est�bamos

we were; used to be (estar)

vosotros estabais

all of you (Spain) were; used to be (estar)

Uds./ellos/ellas estaban

all of you were, they were; used to be (estar)

Ella estaba en Espa�a cuando llegu�.

She was in Spain when I got there.

yo iba

I was going; used to go

t� ibas

you were going; used to go(informal)

Ud./�l/ella iba

you, were going, he/she was going; used to go

nosotros �bamos

we were going; used to go

vosotros ibais

all of you (Spain) were going; used to go

Uds./ellos/ellas iban

all of you were going, they were going; used to go

Los dos hermanos siempre iban al cine los s�bados en el verano.

The two brothers always used to go to the movies on Saturdays in the summer.

yo ve�a

I was seeing; used to see

t� ve�as

you were seeing; used to see(informal)

Ud./�l/ella ve�a

you were seeing, he/she was seeing; used to see

nosotros ve�amos

we were seeing; used to see

vosotros ve�ais

all of you (Spain) were seeing; used to see

Uds./ellos/ellas ve�an

all of you were seeing, they were seeing; used to see

Yo ve�a la tele a menudo los domingos con mis padres.

I used to watch TV with my parents on Sundays often.

yo ten�a

I was having; used to have

t� ten�as

you were having; used to have(informal)

Ud./�l/ella ten�a

You were having, he/she was having; used to have

nosotros ten�amos

we were having; used to have

vosotros ten�ais

all of you (Spain) were having; used to have

Uds./ellos/ellas ten�an

all of you were having, they were having; used to have

De beb� las ni�a ten�a ojos azules.

As a baby, she used to have(had) blue eyes.

yo era

I was; used to be (ser)

t� eras

You were; used to be (ser) (informal)

Ud./�l/ella era

you were, he was, she was; used to be (ser)

nosotros �ramos

we were; used to be (ser)

vosotros erais

all of you (Spain) were; used to be (ser)

Uds./ellos/ellas eran

all of you were, they were; used to be (ser)

Mi hermano era traviesa cuando era peque�a.

My sister was naughty when she was a little girl.

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ser, ir, ver
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The only 3 irregular verbs in the imperfect