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Preterite Usage
SIngle time completed events in the past.

(what someone DID or DIDNT do)

The begining or end of an event.
At 11, it began to rain

Actions that interupt other actions

when tomas entered the room

often associated with time expressions
ayer, anteayer, una vez, el mes pasado
Imperfect Usage
Habitual or ongoing actions in the past

every year we used to, we would always

Background information that sets the stage for preterite actions

The night of the party...

Interupted events (while, were)

Time expressions such as todos los dias, cada semana, siempre,
llorar
to cry
disfrazarse
to disguise yourself
asustarse
to be scared
hacer un brindis
to make a toast
gritar
to shout
dar/ hacer una fiesta
to give a party
pasarlo bien/mal
to have a good/ bad time
olvidar
to forget
ponerse
to become to get
portarse bien/ mal
to behave well or bad
reaccionar
reaction
recordar
to recal
reunires con
to get together with
el dia feriado
holiday
felicitaciones
congratulatons
avergonzado
embarrased
molesto/a
annoyed
el dia day la raza
columbus day
la pascua
easter/ passover
la noche vieja
new years eve
la nochebuena
christmas eve
Imperfect AR verbs
aba
abas
aba
abamos
aban
IMperfect IR and ER verbs
ia
ias
ia
ian
Imperfect IR (to go)
iba
ibas
iba
ibamos
iban
imperfect Ser (to be) (was)
era
eras
era
eramos
eran
Imperfect Ver (to see(
veia
veias
veia
veiamos
veian
Adonde?
where to?
adonde vas
where are you going?
donde
where?
do'nde esta el centro del pueblo?
Where is the center of town?
de donde?
where from
De donde eres tu?
where are you from?
Co'mo
to ask what a person on thing is like or how it is done
A que hora?
what time is somehing at
cuando
when is something
Cuanto?
how much is something
how many of something
Cua'ntos Cuantas
How many?

preceeding a noun it must agree in number and gender.
quie'n / quie'nes
who or whose
asking about a person or persons
De quie'n / es
who or whose possession
Por que'
why
para que'
what for
que
what
cual
which
correr las olas
surfing
pescar
fishing
hacer camping
camping
caminar por las montanas
hiking
hacer una parrillada
bbq
tomar el sol
tan
hacer esnorquel
snorkel
pasear en velero
sailboating
bucear
scuba dive
el lago
lake
algo
something, anything
alguien
somebody anybody
algu'n alguno(a)
some, any
siempre
always
tambien
also
o... o
either / or
nada
nothing
nadie
nobody/ no one
ningu'n/ ninguno (a)
none/ not any
nunca
never
tampoco
niether, not either
hace + period of time + que + present tense verb

hace sies anos que vivo en chile.
how long something has been and still is going on

it makes 6 years taht i have lived in chile
hace + perod of time + que + preterite

hace un ano que se mudaron
how long ago something occured

it makes one year since they moved.