In this grammar lesson you will learn about the regular ir verbs imperfect tense conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- the regular ir verbs imperfect tense conjugation
- the common regular ir verbs in Spanish
- what regular ir verbs imperfect tense conjugation look like in sentences
- how you can quiz yourself on the regular ir verbs imperfect tense conjugation
- how to practice with flashcards on regular ir 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 ir verbs imperfect tense conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular Ir Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation Table
|vivir (to live)
Regular Ir Verbs Conjugation Method
There is a three-step method that will make conjugating regular Spanish ir verbs very easy for you.
In order to conjugate verbs that end with -ir in the imperfect tense one must:
- Find the infinitive (full verb)
- Cut off the -ir
- Add the new ending (ía, ías, ia, íamos, íais, ían)
In the conjugation table above you can see the verb vivir which means to “to live” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “yo” form using the three-step method.
The full verb of “to live” is vivir in Spanish.
Once you cut of the ir ending all that is left is viv.
When we add the new ending ía, the final conjugated form will be vivía.
So when you wish to say “I used to live” or “I was living” in Spanish you get:
Common Regular ir Verbs
Spanish has three regular verb groups
- regular -ar verbs
- regular -er verbs
- regular -ir verbs
The regular ir verbs group is the third biggest verb group. Many Spanish verbs fall in this group.
Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:
|to receive, welcome
|to climb, go up
Example Sentences on Regular Ir Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation
This section of the lesson on regular ir verbs imperfect tense conjugation is about seeing the verbs in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of regular ir verbs imperfect tense conjugation through examples.
Yo asistía a todas sus clases.
I attended all of his classes.
Tú vivías allí.
You used to live there.
Ella vivía en Londres cuando yo nací.
They were living in London when I was born.
Nosotros vivíamos en Francia cuando ocurrió.
We were living in France when it happened.
Vosotros vivíais con Claudia.
You used to live with Claudia.
¿Qué decían ustedes antes de que los interrumpiesen?
What were you saying before you were interrupted?
Quiz Yourself on Regular Ir Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation
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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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