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02 Imperfect – Regular ER/IR verbs

Posted by Señor Jordan on Feb 18, 2009 in -ER, conjugation, grammar, imperfect, ir, reflexives, regular, verbs, year 2 |

¡Hola! This video lesson continues with lessons on the imperfect tense in Spanish.  This lesson specifically covers the regular ER / IR verbs.  If you’re not sure which those are, it will be every verb except for three.  The next video in this series will cover the all of the irregular verbs in this tense.  Remember that we use this tense for ‘used to __‘ and ‘was/were ___ing

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions below!


Verb charts:

dormir-imperfect comer-imperfect tener-imperfect

otros verbos:
aprender – to learn
comprender – to understand
decir – to say, tell
pedir – to ask for
preferir – to prefer
querer – to want
vivir – to live

un oso de peluche – teddy bear
de niño – as a (m) child
en – in, on
el restaurante – restaurant
mucho – a lot, much
el dinero – money
la verdad – the truth
el béisbol – baseball
Related video(s):

  1. Imperfect – AR verbs
  2. ♫ Imperfect -AR verbs song ♫ ¡NUEVO!
  3. Imperfect – ER / -IR verbs
  4. ♫ Imperfect -ER / -IR verbs song ♫ ¡NUEVO!
  5. Imperfect – Irregular verbs – ir, ser, ver
  6. ♫ Imperfect Irregular verbs song ♫ ¡NUEVO!
  7. Preterite vs imperfect
  8. Preterite vs imperfect (part 2)
  9. ♫ Preterite vs imperfect song! ♫ ¡NUEVO!

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Feb 23, 2009 at 11:27 am

Buenos dias Senor Jordan y gracias para todos.

Ques es mas commun o mas correcto a decir.

I was talking with a friend when…….
Estuve hablando con un amigo quando…….


Yo hablaba con un amigo quando…….
Otra vez, gracias para todos que haces.

John (Juan)

Feb 23, 2009 at 11:43 am

Oops. Hice un error. Deberia haber sido “que” no “ques”.

Disculpa me.

Kim G
Apr 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Wow, what a lot of work to make this site! Espero que recibas muchos visitantes y que disfrutes hacerlo.

Y aunque seas gringo, hablas con buen acento.

Buena suerte,

Kim G
Boston, MA
A donde la mayoría de los hispanohablantes son de centro- y sur-América.

Apr 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Wow! These have been fantastic! Off to Bolivia next week so hope to put it all into practice. Thank you !!!!

Senora G
May 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Hola, Sr Jordan! Soy una profesora de espanol en un colegio. Yo tengo su oja “Preterite Conjugation Simplified” y quiero buscar lo mismo para cada forma/modo de los verbos si lo tiene.

Hay algo como esto (Preterite Conjugation Simplified) para el Presente, el Imperfecto, Presente/Pluscuamperfecto, el Futuro, el Condicional, el Presente Progresivo y el Subjuntivo? Si Ud. tenga estos, necesito su ayuda en buscandolos en su sitio!

Muchisimas Gracias! Ud. puede mandarme un mensaje directamente si quiere. Gracias!
Senora G

Apr 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

why are the yo and el endings the same?

Señor Jordan
Apr 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

That’s a great question. However, I think the easiest answer is the best. They just are. Be thankful that’s one less ending to learn. 😉

-Sr. J

Mar 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm


You mentioned that Comia can mean “I ate”, but Comi also means the same right ? So are, for example Comiste and Comias interchangeable if you want to say “you ate” ?

Thanks very much !

Señor Jordan
Apr 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

You might want to watch my videos on the preterite vs. the imperfect where I explain that although they might translate to the same thing, they are actually quite different. 🙂



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