Cuando Se Usa El Preterito O El Imperfecto?

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Cuand Se Usa El Prete


 
  
Created Jan 19, 2010
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theooga

 

 
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habitual or repeated actions (used to)
 
imperfect
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one-time simple actions
 
preterite
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Age
 
imperfect
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Location
 
imperfect
5
defined time periods
 
preterite
6
physical conditions
 
imperfect
7
emotional states
 
imperfect
8
attitudes or desires
 
imperfect
9
time
 
imperfect
10
weather
 
imperfect
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continuous actions in the past (compleation of the action is unknown)
 
imperfect
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appearance
 
imperfect
13
los/las + time expression
 
imperfect (on/the example: los lunes= on mondays; los veranos= in the summers)
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todos/todas + time expression
 
imperfect (todos los veranos= every summer)
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a veces
 
imperfect (sometimes)
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nunca
 
imperfect (never)
17
siempre
 
imperfect (always)
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cada + time expression
 
imperfect (each/every example: cada tarde= every afternoon)
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de vez en cuando
 
imperfect (once in a while)
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con frequencia
 
imperfect (frequently)
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frecuentemente
 
imperfect (frequently)
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interuption of an ongoing action
 
preterite
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el/la + time expression + pasado(a)
 
preterite on.../the... example: el mes pasado = last month
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por + number + time expression
 
preterite for... example: por los dos horas = for two hours
25
ayer
 
preterite (yesterday)
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ayer + time expression
 
preterite yesterday... example: ayer por la tarde = yesterday afternoon
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anteayer
 
preterite (the day before yesterday)
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anoche
 
preterite (last night)
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una vez
 
preterite (one time)
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esta/este +time expression
 
preterite this...example: esta manana =this morning

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