imperfecto

Preterite vs. Imperfect 
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imperfecto(
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pehr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (faulty)
a. imperfect
El sistema electoral es imperfecto y por eso ocurren injusticias.The electoral system is imperfect and so injustices happen.
b. flawed
La portada ha quedado imperfecta y hay que volver a imprimirla.The cover is flawed so we have to print it out again.
2. (grammar)
a. imperfect
Solo hay dos conjuntos de terminaciones para las formas imperfectas regulares.In Spanish there are only two sets of endings for regular imperfect forms.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (grammar)
a. imperfect
El imperfecto de "comer" es "comía".The imperfect of the Spanish verb "comer" is "comía."
b. imperfect tense
El imperfecto se usa para hablar de acciones pasadas habituales.The imperfect tense is used to talk about habitual actions in the past.
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imperfecto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (no perfecto)
a. imperfect
2. (defectuoso)
a. faulty, defective
3. (grammar)
a.
pretérito imperfecto(past) imperfect
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
4. (grammar)
a. imperfect
imperfecto
adjective
1 [+producto, método] imperfect; flawed
2 (Lingüística) imperfect
(Lingüística) imperfect; imperfect tense
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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