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02 Preterite vs. Imperfect

Posted by Señor Jordan on Oct 18, 2010 in conjugation, grammar, imperfect, preterite, reflexives, regular, verbs, year 2 |

Hola. In this video, we’re talking about the preterite and the imperfect in Spanish.  I’ve done many videos on them separately.  Make sure to take a look at some of  those videos beforehand.

cuento 1, cuento 2, & vocabulary list can be found in the cuentos para preterite vs imperfect pdf file.

related video(s);

  1. Preterite – Irregulars – ir & ser
  2. Preterite – Irregulars – hacer
  3. Preterite – Irregulars – decir
  4. Preterite – Irregulars – poder
  5. Preterite – Irregulars – querer
  6. Preterite – Irregulars – estar
  7. Preterite – Irregulars – saber
  8. Preterite – Irregulars – poner
  9. Preterite – Irregulars – tener
  10. Preterite – Irregulars – venir
  11. Preterite – Irregulars – ver & dar
  12. Preterite – Irregulars – traer, traducir, conducir
  13. Preterite – Irregulars  song
  14. Preterite -IR Stem-Changers (e-i)
  15. Preterite -IR Stem-changers (o-u)
  16. Imperfect – AR verbs
  17. Imperfect – ER / IR verbs
  18. Imperfect – Irregular verbs – ir, ser, ver
  19. Imperfect vs. Preterite (Part 2)

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7 Comments

Esperanza
Oct 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

You do a wonderful job. I really enjoyed the preterit and imperfect. Its just what I have been working on. Also enjoyed the story. You made it come alive. Perfecto!!! Just waiting for the next story. Also was a good idea to put the story down to be able to read it first. It really helped to find the imperfect. Thank you so very much. You are really appreciated by me as well as others. Your personality and smile fit all your viedos. Please don’t give up on us with your busy life. This is the first place I come to now when I get on the computer. Y adios.


 
Amir
Oct 22, 2010 at 7:53 am

Hola Senor Jordan,
After a loong wait, you’re back!! And we’re back in class!! Vamos!! Good to see you again, am so excited with the coming videos. Cant thank you enough :)


 
Claudio
Mar 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Hola, Soy Claudio de Corea del Sur. Muchas grascias por su clase. Es la primera vez para mi visitar este sitio de web y ver el video. Pude aprender mas claramente la diferencia del uso de imperfecto y preterito. Grascia otra vez por su esfuerzo. Chau.


 
Linda Taylor
May 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

You are the most wonderful teacher, Senor Jordan! I hope you become a multimillionaire! Thank you so much!


 
Ann
Jun 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Your videos are so clear and concise that I recommend this site to anyone I come in contact with who is learning Spanish or are a bit more advanced and they tell me that your videos clear up a lot of the confusion they have. I feel the same way. Your instructions for the preterite vs imperfect have really helped. So perhaps you can do a video on the subjunctive? Commands are no problem for me or the specific phrases or verbs that I know will cause the subjunctive to be used, but the rest? Aahh!!!


 
Ayda
Aug 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

Dear Senor Jordan,
You are not only an excellent Spanish teacher but also one of the best teachers I’ve ever seen in my education life (about 17 years). I bow respectfully before all your efforts.

And regarding the lecture above, I have a little question: You said that “Se llamaba Nicolas” literally means “He called himself Nicholas”. What about saying “He was called Nicholas”. Can the sentence be translated to English in both ways?


 
Spencer
Feb 19, 2014 at 7:25 am

Señor Jordan,

You are awesome. Keep up the videos. I have been studying spanish for a few years now and just accepted this as something I would never fully get. I watched this video and it all clicked for me. I have to go do an in class writing soon, and I feel like I am going to kill it now.

Thank you, keep doing what you are doing! You deserve more credit for this.


 

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