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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.) Leíamos los libros. (We would read the books.) Lavaban los manos. (They would wash their hands.) Escribía muchas cartas. (I wrote many letters.) To describe a condition, mental state, or state of being from the past — Había una casa aquí. (There used to be a house here.) Era estúpido. (He was stupid.) No te conocía. (I didn't know you.) Quería estar feliz. (He wanted to be happy.) Tenía frío. (He was cold.) To describe an action that occurred over an unspecified time — Lavaban los manos. (They were washing their hands.) Cuando José tocaba el piano, María comía. (While José was playing the piano, María 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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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SPAN 201 taught by Professor Mazon during the Spring '08 term at St. Bonaventure.
- Spring '08