pretvsimper - Spanish has two past tenses preterite and...

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Spanish has two past tenses: preterite and imperfect. Most verbs can be put into either tense, depending upon the meaning. In this lesson, you will learn to conjugate regular -ar verbs in the preterite and the imperfect. You will also learn the basic difference between the preterite and the imperfect, so that you can begin using them correctly. To conjugate regular -ar verbs in the preterite, simply drop the ending (- ar) and add one of the following: é aste ó amos asteis aron To conjugate regular -ar verbs in the imperfect, simply drop the ending (- ar) and add one of the following: aba abas aba ábamos abais aban Compare the verb "hablar" conjugated in the preterite and the imperfect. Preterite Imperfect hablé hablaba hablaste hablabas habló hablaba hablamos hablábamos hablasteis hablabais
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hablaron hablaban Generally speaking, the preterite is used for actions in the past that are seen as completed. Use of the preterite tense implies that the past action had a definite beginning and definite end. Juan
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