Past Perfect Tense in Spanish

Past Perfect Tense in Spanish

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
Past Perfect Tense in Spanish It's time to learn how to conjugate the Past Perfect Tense in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. ar, er, ir The Past Perfect (Pluscuamperfecto) is used to talk about a past action that happened prior to another action in the past. The Past Perfect is often used to talk about what a person had done before something else happened in the past. Past Perfect Spanish Formula: "haber" in the Imperfect + Past Participle Verbs that End in -ar Subject-ar Endings Yo (I)-había + …ado Tú (You)(Informal)-habías + …ado Usted (You)(Formal)-había + …ado Él/Ella(He/She)-había + …ado Nosotros(as)(We)-habíamos + …ado Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-habíais + …ado Ustedes(You)(Formal)-habían+ …ado Ellos(as)(They)-habían+ …ado   Subject-hablar-English translation Yo (I)-Había hablado-I had spoken Tú (You)(Informal)-Habías hablado-You had spoken Usted (You)(Formal)-Había hablado-You had spoken Él/Ella(He/She)-Había hablado-He/She had spoken Nosotros(as)(We)-Habíamos hablado-We had spoken Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-Habíais hablado-You had spoken Ustedes(You)(Formal)-Habían hablado-You had…
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Past Progressive Tense in Spanish

Past Progressive Tense in Spanish

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Past Progressive Tense in Spanish | Conjugation It's time to learn how to conjugate the Past Progressive in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules.  ar, er, ir The Past Progressive is used to speak of an action that was occurring at some point in the past. The Past Progressive formula: "To Be" Verb in the Past Tense + Present Participle (ending "- ing”)   Verbs that End in -ar Subject-ar Endings Yo (I)-estuve +…ando Tú (You)(Informal)-estuviste + …ando Usted (You)(Formal)-estuvo+ …ando Él/Ella(He/She)-estuvo + …ando Nosotros(as)(We)-estuvimos + …ando Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-estuvisteis + …ando Ustedes(You)(Formal)-estuvieron + …ando Ellos(as)(They)-estuvieron + …ando   Subject-hablar-English translation Yo (I)-Estuve hablando-I was speaking Tú (You)(Informal)-Estuviste hablando-You were speaking Usted (You)(Formal)-Estuvo hablando-You were speaking Él /Ella(He/She)-Estuvo hablando-He/She was speaking Nosotros(as)(We)-Estuvimos hablando-We were speaking Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-Estuvisteis hablando-You were speaking Ustedes(You)(Formal)-Estuvieron hablando-You were speaking Ellos(as)(They)-Estuvieron hablando-They were speaking   Verbs that End in -er Subject-er Endings Yo (I)-estuve+…iendo Tú (You)(Informal)-estuviste…
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Past Perfect Progressive Tense

Past Perfect Progressive Tense

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
How do you use Past Perfect Progressive? It's time to learn how to conjugate the Past Perfect Progressive tense in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. ar, er, ir The Past Perfect Progressive is used to talk about an action that began in the past, continued for a while and then ended in the past.   Past Perfect Progressive formula: "had" + "Been " + Present Participle (ending -ing)   Verbs that End in -ar Subject-ar Endings Yo (I)-había estado +…ando Tú (You)(Informal)-habías estado + …ando Usted (You)(Formal)-había estado + …ando Él/Ella(He/She)-había estado + …ando Nosotros(as)(We)-habíamos estado + …ando Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-habíais estado + …ando Ustedes(You)(Formal)-habían estado + …ando Ellos(as)(They)-habían estado + …ando   Subject-hablar-English translation Yo (I)-Había estado hablando-I had been speaking Tú (You)(Informal)-Habías estado hablando-You had been speaking Usted (You)(Formal)-Había estado hablando-You had been speaking Él/Ella(He/She)-Había estado hablando-He/She had been speaking Nosotros(as)(We)-Habíamos estado hablando-We had been…
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Imperfect Tense in Spanish

Imperfect Tense in Spanish

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How do you use the Imperfect tense in Spanish? It's time to learn how to conjugate the Imperfect tense in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. ar, er, ir The Spanish Imperfect Tense is used to describe past habitual actions or to talk about what someone was doing when they were interrupted by something else. Regular Imperfect Forms There are only two sets of endings for regular Imperfect verbs in Spanish, one for "-ar" verbsand one for both "-er" and "-ir" verbs. Note: To conjugate a regular verb in the Imperfect Tense in Spanish, simply remove the infinitive ending (-ar, -er, or -ir) and add the imperfect ending that matches the subject. Verbs ending in -ar Subject-ar Endings Yo (I)-aba Tú (You)(Informal)-abas Usted (You)(Formal)-aba Él/Ella(He/She)-aba Nosotros(as)(We)-ábamos Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-abais Ustedes(You)(Formal)-aban Ellos(as)(They)-aban   Subject-hablar-English translation Yo (I)-Hablaba-I used to speak…
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Imperfect Progressive Tense in Spanish

Imperfect Progressive Tense in Spanish

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What is the Imperfect Progressive tense in Spanish? It's time to learn how to conjugate the Imperfect Progressive tense in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules.  ar, er, ir The Imperfect Progressive expresses an action that was in progress in the past when it was interrupted by another event. The Imperfect Progressive formula: Imperfect Indicative of the verb "estar" + the Present Participle of the verb​. "To Be" Imperfect Indicative + Present Participle (ending "-ing")   Verbs that End in -ar Subject-ar Endings Yo (I)-estaba +…ando Tú (You)(Informal)-estabas + …ando Usted (You)(Formal)-estaba + …ando Él/Ella(He/She)-estaba + …ando Nosotros(as)(We)-estábamos + …ando Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-estábais + …ando Ustedes(You)(Formal)-estaban + …ando Ellos(as)(They)-estaban + …ando   Subject-hablar-English translation Yo (I)-Estaba hablando-I was speaking Tú (You)(Informal)-Estabas hablando-You were speaking Usted (You)(Formal)-Estaba hablando-You were speaking Él/Ella(He/She)-Estaba hablando-He/She was speaking Nosotros(as)(We)-Estábamos hablando-We were speaking Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal)-Estábais hablando-You were speaking Ustedes(You)(Formal)-Estaban hablando-You were speaking Ellos(as)(They)-Estaban hablando-They were…
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Irregular Imperfect Verbs

Irregular Imperfect Verbs

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What are the 3 irregular Imperfect verbs? It's time to learn how to conjugate the irregular Imperfect verbs in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. There are only three verbs with irregular conjugations: "ir, ser, and ver".  Irregular Imperfect Conjugations Subject - Ir (to go) - Ser (to be) - Ver (to see) Yo (I) - iba - era - veía Tú (You)(Informal) -  ibas - eras - veías Usted (You)(Formal) - iba - era - veía Él/Ella(He/She) - iba - era - veía  Nosotros(as)(We) - íbamos - éramos - veíamos Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal) - ibais - erais - veíais Ustedes(You)(Formal) - iban - eran - veían Ellos(as)(They)  - iban - eran - veían Learn more about the Spanish verb tenses
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Past Progressive Words

Past Progressive Words

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Past Progressive Words It's time to learn about some words and phrases used in the Past Progressive in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Words and phrases that indicate the Past Progressive : Spanish - English entonces - then ayer  - yesterday anoche - last night la semana pasada - last week el mes pasado - last month hace unos días - a few days ago Learn more about the Spanish verb tenses
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Past Simple vs Past Participle

Past Simple vs Past Participle

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Past Simple vs Past Participle in Spanish It's time to learn how to conjugate the Past Simple vs Past Participle in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Note: To form the Past participle, simply drop the infinitive ending (-ar, -er, -ir) and add "-ado" (for -ar verbs) or "-ido" (for -er, -ir verbs). habl ar – ar + ado = hablado com er – er + ido = comido viv ir – ir + ido = vivido   Note: The following common verbs have irregular Past participles: abrir (to open) – abierto (open) cubrir (to cover) – cubierto (covered) decir (to say) – dicho (said) escribir (to write) – escrito (written) freír (to fry) – frito (fried) hacer (to do) – hecho (done) morir (to die) – muerto (dead) poner (to put) – puesto (put) resolver (to resolve) – resuelto (resolved) romper (to break) – roto (broken) ver (to see) – visto (seen) volver (to return) – vuelto (returned)   Note: The compound verbs based on the irregular verbs inherit the same irregularities.  e.g. componer (to compose) – compuesto describir (to describe) – descrito devolver (to give back)– devuelto…
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Ago in Spanish Simple Past

Ago in Spanish Simple Past

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Ago in Spanish - Simple Past It's time to learn how to use ago in Spanish in the Simple Past. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Note: When the verb is in the Preterite Tense, a different meaning is conveyed: "hace" + time + "que" + Preterite tense form of the verb Examples: Hace dos semanas que salí de viaje - It's been two weeks since I went on a trip Sí, hace tres días que me hice la prueba - Yes, I took the test three days ago Hace un año que vivo con mi mamá - I've been living with my mom for a year There is another way to convey the same idea: Preterite tense form of the verb + "hace" + time Examples: Trabajé ahí hace un año - I…
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Simple Past Tips in Spanish

Simple Past Tips in Spanish

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Simple Past Tips in Spanish It's time to learn about some Simple Past tips in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. What are some Simple Past Tips in Spanish? Note: "-ar" and "-er" verbs that change their stem in the Present tense do not change in the Preterite. They are conjugated just like other regular Preterite verbs.   e.g.  entender (to understand) Subject-Present-Preterite yo-entiendo-entendí tú-entiendes-entendiste usted/él/ella-entiende-entendió nosotros(as)-entendemos-entendimos vosotros(as)-entendéis-entendisteis ustedes/ellos(as)-entienden-entendieron   Note: "- ir" verbs that change their stem in the Present tense do change in the Preterite, but in a different way. They change "e:i" and "o:u" in the third person, singular and plural. e.g.   preferir (to prefer) Subject-Present-Preterite yo-prefiero-preferí tú-prefieres-preferiste usted/él/ella-prefiere-prefirió nosotros(as) -preferimos-preferimos vosotros(as)-preferís-preferisteis ustedes/ellos(as)-prefieren-prefirieron   e.g. dormir (to sleep) Subject-Present-Preterite yo-duermo-dormí tú-duermes-dormiste usted/él/ella-duerme- durmió nosotros(as)-dormimos-dormimos vosotros(as)-dormís-dormisteis ustedes/ellos(as)-duermen-durmieron   Note: In order to preserve…
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