2.01.7 unidad 18 pret imperf uses 3

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Using the preterite and imperfect tenses!!!

Here is the third way that the preterite and the imperfect differ. :

Here is the third way that the preterite and the imperfect differ.

The preterite tells you about a main event or action….the subject of the conversation.:

The preterite tells you about a main event or action….the subject of the conversation. Viajé a Costa Rica. I traveled to Costa Rica. Viví en España. I lived in Spain. Comieron una pizza. They ate a pizza .

The imperfect describes and gives details about past actions. It is normally used with age, time, and weather.:

The imperfect describes and gives details about past actions. It is normally used with age, time, and weather. ( Viajé a Costa Rica .) Estaba emocionante. Era un viaje fantastico. (I traveled to Costa Rica.) I was excited. It was a fantastic trip. ( Viví en España. ) Eran años muy felices. (I lived in Spain.) They were happy years. ( Comieron una pizza. ) Estaban en un restaurante informal. Era deliciosa. (They ate a pizza.) They were in an informal restaurant. It was delicious.

Práctica:

Práctica Mi hermana (cenó, cenaba) con una amiga . (Hablaron, Hablaban) y (sonrieron, sonrían). Los hombres (miraron, miraban) una película . (Fue, Era) muy buena. Ayer yo (hice, hacía) la tarea. No (fue, era) muy divertida . Nosotros (bailamos, bailábamos) en la discoteca Mariela. (Hubo, Había) mucha gente. Mi abuela ( trepó, trepaba) a los árboles . (Hizo, Hacía) mucho sol y buen tiempo. Tú (tuviste, tenías) catorce años.

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