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TheImperfetto[1]

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TheImperfetto[1]
She was dancing
The imperfetto is another past tense in Italian that
is used to express:.
Continuous actions in the past that are no longer happening
In English, the imperfetto is equivalent to:
Used to ________________.
OR
…was/were __________ing.
The imperfetto has ONE set of endings for
ARE, ERE, and IRE verbs
This means, you only have to remember
one set of endings!
Take the verb you are conjugating:
Get rid of the
-RE ending:
Add the appropriate endings:
(notice… ALL
the endings are
the same!!)
parlavo
I used to speak
I was speaking
scrivevi
You used to write
You were writing
dormivamo
viaggiava
camminavano
ballavate
We used to sleep
We were sleeping
He used to travel
He was travelling
We used to walk
We were walking
You guys used to dance
You guys were dancing
Is used to describe…
Continuous actions in the past that are no longer happening
Actions that were progressive / happening
Actions that used to happen
Childhood
Weather /Time in the past
Physical appearance, age, characteristics
of people, places & things
1. I used to swim.
2. They were talking.
3. She used to dance.
4. You guys were singing.
5. We used to travel every summer.
6. You were reading the newspaper.
7. I used to be short.
8. They were studying for italian!
Ogni = Every
(ex. Ogni giorno = every day)
Avete finito!
Adesso andate avanti per ripassare
il passato prossimo vs. l’imperfetto!
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