In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn about the deber imperfect tense conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how deber is conjugated in Spanish
- how deber is used in sentences in Spanish
- how you can quiz yourself on the deber imperfect tense conjugation
- how to practice with flashcard on the deber imperfect tense conjugation
- how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish
By the end of the lesson you will know all about deber (to have to/must)!
Table of Contents
Deber Imperfect Tense Conjugation Table
As you can see, deber (to have to/must) is regular in the imperfect tense.
Example Sentences with Deber Imperfect Tense Conjugations
This section of the lesson on the deber imperfect tense conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of the deber imperfect tense conjugation through examples.
You can see in every sentence that deber is always followed by an infinitive (full verb).
In the imperfect, deber is used to express what:
- you had to do in the past
- you used to have to do in the past
Yo debía irme pronto.
I had to leave soon.
Tú debías traer las bebidas para la fiesta.
You had to bring the drinks for the party.
Pablo debía estudiar para el examen del jueves.
Pablo had to study for the exam on Thursday.
Nosotros debíamos estar en silencio durante toda la ceremonia.
We had to be silent during the whole ceremony.
Vosotros debíais entrevistar a los afectados por el terremoto.
You were supposed to interview those affected by the earthquake.
Ustedes debían ayudar a aquella señora a subir al autobús.
You had to help that lady get on the bus.
Quiz Yourself on the Deber Imperfect Conjugation
At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.
You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.
You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.
Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.
You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!
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