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Flashcards in Preterite vs. Imperfect Deck (10)
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1
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Imperfect

A
  • Continuity or process
  • Habitual actions (used to)
  • Background or context for the story in the past (music, scenery, condition)
  • Description: Physical, feelings/mental state, attitudes/beliefs (creer, pensar), health
  • Telling time/ages
2
Q

Preterite

A
  • Actions that have a beginning and/or end (completed within a given fixed period of time)
  • Actions repeated a number of times
  • Actions that advance the plot of a story and its results (accident)
  • Sudden changes in mental states or conditions seen as completed
  • ING
  • ED
  • empezar, comenzar, llegar
3
Q

Action and interuption

A
  • Action: Imperfect

- Interruption: Preterite

4
Q

Estar

A
  • Preterite: Recovered

- Imperfect: No indication of the outcome

5
Q

Querer

A
  • P: Tried

- I: Mental state/ intention

6
Q

No Querer

A

P: Refused
I: Mental state/ lack of desire

7
Q

Poder

A
  • P: Succeed

- I: Was capable

8
Q

Tener

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-P: Compelled to, accepted

I: Had to/ was obligated to

9
Q

Saber

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  • p: Found out

- I: was/were aware

10
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Conocer

A

-P: Met for the first time

I: was/ were Acquainted with