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  • Pretérito Indefinido vs Imperfecto
Which verb tense should I use? The preterite tense (pretérito indefinido), or the imperfect tense (pretérito imperfecto)? When you are learning Spanish as a foreign language, you will sooner or later run into this infamous dilemma – the Spanish pretérito indefinido vs imperfecto. And even if you already know the basics, you still might have trouble......
  • The Spanish Pretérito Imperfecto
The Spanish pretérito imperfecto, the imperfect tense, is one of the most common past tenses in Spanish. We use it to speak about habitual, repetitive and ongoing actions in the past. We also use the Spanish imperfect tense to make descriptions of something or someone in the past, to talk about actions that were going on simultaneously......
  • The Spanish Pretérito Indefinido
The Spanish pretérito indefinido, or the Spanish preterite tense, is used to talk about actions that took place in the past, which have no relation to the present. Usually it is restricted to a period of time that has terminated and describes actions that either have a definite start or a definite ending. Let’s look......
  • The Spanish Pretérito Perfecto
We use the Spanish pretérito perfecto (the present perfect tense) to talk about actions that have taken place in the past, that somehow relates to the present or future. We can speak about things we have done in our lives and how many times something has happened. In Spain this tense is also used to......
  • The Spanish Past Participle
The Spanish past participle is a verb form that is used in many Spanish verb tenses. We also use it to form adjectives, therefore it is an essential thing to learn early when learning Spanish. Luckily it is very easy to learn, even though there are some irregular forms that just need some practice. The......
  • The Spanish Present Tense
The Spanish present tense is very easy to understand, and once you learn how to use it you will know how to express a lot of things in Spanish. If you are just getting into learning Spanish, then this is a good place to start. In all verb tenses we have both regular and irregular......
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