Spanish Verbs in the Imperfect Past Tense

How to conjugate irregular verbs

IR

Ir is irregular in the imperfect past tense.

Examples

PRONOUN IR
yo iba
ibas
ud., el, ella iba
nosotros íbamos
vosotros ibais
uds., ellos, ellas iban

Yo iba a salir cuando Javier llegó.
I was going to leave when Javier arrived.

¿Ibas tú a comer langosta?
Were you going to eat lobster?

SER

Ser is irregular in the imperfect past tense.

Examples

PRONOUN SER
yo era
eras
ud., el, ella era
nosotros éramos
vosotros erais
uds., ellos, ellas eran

David era jugador profesional.
David was a professional player.

Nosotros éamos amigos.
We were friends.

VER

Ver is irregular in the imperfect past tense.

Examples

PRONOUN VER
yo veía
veías
ud., el, ella veía
nosotros veíamos
vosotros veíais
uds., ellos, ellas veían

Vosotros nunca veíais nada.
You never saw anything.

Ellas veían el atardecer en la playa.
They saw the sunset at the beach.

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