Regular Ir Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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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
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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

er endingvivir (to live)
yoíavivía
íasvivías
él/ella/ustedíavivía
nosotros/nosotrasíamosvivíamos
vosotros/vosotrasíaisvivíais
ellos/ellas/ustedesíanvivían

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:

  1. Find the infinitive (full verb)
  2. Cut off the -ir
  3. 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.

  1. vivir

The full verb of “to live” is vivir in Spanish.

  1. viv

Once you cut of the ir ending all that is left is viv.

  1. vivía

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:

Yo vivía

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:

abrirto open
admitirto admit
asistir (a)to attend
cubrirto cover
decidirto decide
describirto describe
descubrirto discover
discutirto discuss
escribirto write
existirto exist
permitirto permit
recibirto receive, welcome
subirto climb, go up
sufrirto suffer
unirto unite
vivirto live

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.

asistir

Yo asistía a todas sus clases.

I attended all of his classes.

vivir

Tú vivías allí.

You used to live there.

vivir

Ella vivía en Londres cuando yo nací.

They were living in London when I was born.

vivir

Nosotros vivíamos en Francia cuando ocurrió.

We were living in France when it happened.

vivir

Vosotros vivíais con Claudia.

You used to live with Claudia.

decir

¿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

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!

Fill in the Blank!Yo a todas sus clases. [asistir]

I attended all of his classes.
Fill in the Blank!
Ella en Londres cuando yo nací. [vivir]

They were living in London when I was born.
Fill in the Blank!
¿Qué ustedes antes de que los interrumpiesen? [decir]

What were you saying before you were interrupted?

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