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Unformatted text preview: Imperfect The imperfect indicative is used: To tell of past habitual or repeated actions Iba a la tienda. (I used to go to the store.) Leamos los libros. (We would read the books.) Lavaban los manos. (They would wash their hands.) Escriba muchas cartas. (I wrote many letters.) To describe a condition, mental state, or state of being from the past Haba una casa aqu. (There used to be a house here.) Era estpido. (He was stupid.) No te conoca. (I didn't know you.) Quera estar feliz. (He wanted to be happy.) Tena fro. (He was cold.) To describe an action that occurred over an unspecified time Lavaban los manos. (They were washing their hands.) Cuando Jos tocaba el piano, Mara coma. (While Jos was playing the piano, Mara was eating.) To indicate time or age in the past Era la una de la tarde.Era la una de la tarde....
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