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02 Preterite Vs Imperfect (part 2)

Hello everyone. I decided to try and tackle the confusing topic of preterite vs. imperfect in another video. I hope it helps you and there is less confusion after watching both videos.

Make sure to watch the previous video on this as well. Enjoy!

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

Vocabulario:

  • abrir – to open
  • anoche – lastnight
  • ayer – yesterday
  • caliente – hot
  • comprar – to buy
  • cuando era niño – when I was a (male) kid
  • cuando – when
  • dar – to give
  • de pequeño / de pequeña – as a child
  • después de – after ___.
  • el buzón – mailbox
  • el centro comercial – mall
  • el coche nuevo – a new car
  • el lunes pasado – (on) last Monday
  • el mes pasado – last month
  • el parque – the park
  • el profesor – the teacher, professor
  • el sábado – (on) Saturday
  • el zoológico – zoo
  • gustar – to be pleasing to
  • Le gustó – “He liked ___”
  • Le gustaba – “He used to like”
  • hablar por teléfono – to talk on the phone
  • hacer la tarea – to do homework
  • ir – to go
  • fueron – they went/they were
  • fuimos – we went/we were
  • Íbamos – we went; we were going; we used to go
  • la familia – family
  • la iglesia – church
  • la nieve – ice cream, snow
  • la playa – beach
  • le – to him, to her
  • leer – to read
  • llover – to rain
  • los estudiantes – the students
  • los lunes – on Mondays
  • los papás – parents
  • mi / mis – my
  • nos – to us
  • nadar – to swim
  • porque – because
  • recuerda – he/she remembers
  • reír(se) – to laugh
  • me reí – I laughed
  • sacar – to take out; to take
  • ser – to be
  • fueron – they went/they were
  • eran – they were; they used to be; they would be
  • siempre – always
  • todos los días – every day
  • una tarjeta postal – a postcard
  • ver – to see

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)
  20. Preterite vs Imperfect SONG

8 Responses

  1. Thank you so much! Fot the past two or three months I have been struggling with preterite and imperfect in my spanish class and this video really helped. I finally get when to use then in different situations. Also thanks for the irregular preterite song that will truly help me with my re-take spanish quiz Tuesday!

  2. Your lesson are wonderful! I. The list of vocabulary you have” Fimos = I went. I just thought you would want to know.

  3. You have no idea how much this video cleared up my confusion on this topic!! Muchas gracias!!

  4. On sentence #3 you use the word “nieve” as the word for ice cream. Shouldn’t you use the word “helado” instead?

  5. do you happen to have a document with a summary of this like the one you have for por and para?

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