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Spanish Verbs


The Imperfect Subjunctive

The imperfect subjunctive is formed by taking the 3rd person plural form the preterit tense of a verb, dropping the "ron" ending, and then adding the new imperfect subjunctive ending.

Here are the endings for all regular verbs.

  singular plural
first person ra ramos*
second person ras rais
third person ra ran

*Special note about the 1st person plural form: An accent will be added to the final letter of the verb stem to which the "ramos" ending is added.

nosotros escribi
éramos, nosotros pagáramos, etc...

 

yo hablara
tú hablaras
él/ella/usted hablara
nosotros habláramos
vosotros hablarais
ellos/ellas/ustedes habla
ran

 

 

There is a second set of conjugations for the imperfect subjunctive. Either set of endings can be used. Here is the other set of endings:

  singular plural
first person se semos*
second person ses seis
third person se sen

*Special note about the 1st person plural form: An accent will be added to the final letter of the verb stem to which the "semos" ending is added.

 

yo hablase
tú hablases
él/ella/usted hablase
nosotros hablásemos
vosotros hablaseis
ellos/ellas/ustedes habla
sen