Do you use preterite or imperfect to talk about time weather age and other descriptions?
The imperfect is used to describe past actions that have no clear beginning and end. This includes descriptions, age, weather, time, and emotions. It also refers to repeated action (translated as “used to”) such as, “iba todos los veranos” (I used to go every summer).
What tense do you use in Spanish for weather?
Note: In Spanish, you use the verb hacer when talking about the weather. You cannot talk about the temperature or condition of the sky using the verbs ser or estar. You do, however, use estar with verbs like llover (to rain) and nevar (to snow), in the construction known as the present progressive.
Are seasons imperfect or preterite?
Time cues such as length of time, or a specific year, season, month, day, or time of day indicate that we should be using the preterite.
How do you use preterite and imperfect together?
We can use the preterite and imperfect together to talk about the past.
- Use the imperfect to say what was going on or what was happening in the background.
- Use the preterite when what was happening in the background was interrupted by another action.
What is imperfect and preterite?
The preterite tells you precisely when something happened in the past, while the imperfect tells you in general terms when an action took place with no definite ending.
How can we talk about weather?
No matter what season it is, there are a handful of standard words you would naturally use to describe the weather outside. Perhaps it’s sunny, bright, partly-cloudy, overcast, windy or raining.
How do you speak the weather?
Weather Report 1 (easy)
Right now it’s fifteen degrees and clear. We’re expecting blue skies throughout the day. Though there is only a ten percent chance of showers, this good weather can’t last forever. It’s raining cats and dogs up north, so we should see rain by morning.
What the preterite tense is used to talk about?
The Spanish preterite is used to talk about beginnings and endings of events, often using the verbs comenzar (to begin), empezar (to start), terminar (to finish), and acabar (to end).
Is a completed action preterite or imperfect?
The preterite is used for actions that are viewed as completed, while the imperfect is used for actions that did not have a definite beginning or a definite end.