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Imperfecto - Spanish Imperfect
The imperfect tense is used to talk about a past action or state of being without specifying when it began or ended. It is often equivalent to "was ___-ing" in English. The Spanish imperfect can also express repeated actions in the past - equivalent to "used to" in English.
Conjugating the imperfecto
The imperfecto is relatively easy, because all regular and all but three irregular Spanish verbs are conjugated with the standard root (found by dropping the infinitive) plus the appropriate endings.
Note that the yo and él forms are identical; if the context leaves ambiguity as to which person was doing the action, be sure to use the pronoun.
Ir, ser, and ver are the only irregular verbs in the imperfecto.
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