In this grammar lesson you will learn about the regular ar verbs imperfect tense conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- the regular ar verbs imperfect tense conjugation
- the common regular ar verbs in Spanish
- what regular ar verbs imperfect tense conjugation look like in sentences
- how you can quiz yourself on the regular ar verbs imperfect tense conjugation
- how to practice with flashcards on regular ar verbs 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 regular ar verbs imperfect tense conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular Ar Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation Table
|ar ending||hablar (to speak)|
Regular Ar Verbs Conjugation Method
There is a three-step method that will make conjugating regular Spanish ar verbs very easy for you.
In order to conjugate verbs that end with -ar in the imperfect tense one must:
- Find the infinitive (full verb)
- Cut off the -ar
- Add the new ending (aba, abas, aba, ábamos, abais, aban)
In the conjugation table above you can see the verb hablar which means to “to speak” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “yo” form using the three-step method.
The full verb of “to speak” is hablar in Spanish.
Once you cut of the ar ending all that is left is habl.
When we add the new ending aba, the final conjugated form will be hablaba.
So when you wish to say “I used to speak” or “I was speaking” in Spanish you get:
Common Regular Ar Verbs
Spanish has three regular verb groups
- regular -ar verbs
- regular -er verbs
- regular -ir verbs
The regular ar verbs group is the biggest and most useful group. Most Spanish verbs fall in this group.
Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:
|buscar||to look for, search for|
|entrar (en)||to enter (into)|
|escuchar||to listen (to)|
|esperar||to hope / wait (for)|
|hablar||to speak / to talk|
|llevar||to wear / carry|
|mirar||to watch / look at|
|pagar||to pay (for)|
|tocar||to touch / play (an instrument)|
Example Sentences on Regular Ar Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation
This section of the lesson on regular ar verbs imperfect tense conjugation is about seeing the verbs in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of regular ar verbs imperfect tense conjugation through examples.
Yo hablaba mucho con el conserje. Era un buen hombre.
I talked a lot with the caretaker. He was a good man.
¿Tú bailabas en un grupo de danza?
Did you dance in a dance group?
Camarón cantaba flamenco en sus inicios.
Camarón sang flamenco in his early days.
Nosotros paseábamos mucho por la zona del pantano.
We used to walk around the marsh area a lot.
¿Vosotros jugabais al fútbol en el colegio?
Did you play football at school?
Mis alumnos dibujaban todos muy bien.
My students all drew very well.
Ustedes caminaban durante horas para llegar al médico.
You walked for hours to get to the doctor.
Quiz Yourself on Regular Ar Verbs Imperfect Tense 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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