Estar Imperfect Tense  

Spanish Grammar Imperfect Tense Verb Estar - to be

Estar imperfect conjugation

 Estar means to be.
  It is regular in the imperfect.
   We use imperfect instead of preterite to refer
    to something with no definite beginning or end.

yo estaba I was
estabas you were
Ud./él/ella estaba you were/he/she was
nosotros/as estábamos we were
vosotros/as estabais you guys were
Uds./ellos/ellas estaban you all/they were

Sentences using estar in the imperfect tense

Yo estaba estudiando.
     I was studying.

¿Estabas corriendo cuando te vi?
     Were you running when I saw you?

Él estaba cantando bajo la lluvia.
     He was singing in the rain.

Todos estábamos preocupados por el examen.
     We were all nervous about the exam.

Vosotros estabais con el director.
     You all were with the principal.

Estaban muy enojados.
     They were very angry.

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