To use the past imperfect tense, you need to think about a continuous action that happened for a period of time (although the period of time is not defined). You need to get the feeling of an ongoing action, rather than an action in a specific point in time. In the beginning, it might seem hard to get your head around this way of thinking, but with many examples and practice, you will get it. This is the point where you need to start reading a lot in Spanish, to get used to the flow of the language and the uses of the tenses.
The pretérito is a tense that we use to talk about things that happened in the past at a very specific point in time and had a specific duration: 1. Specific moments in history: Christopher Columbus discovered américa in 1492
2. Specific actions in a story: Last year I tried Chinese food for the first time 3. Actions that happened only once in the past: Yesterday your sister went to the supermarket 4. Actions that had a specific ending in the past: I lived in Colombia for 10 years
TODAY IS THE EASIEST DAY IN YOUR SPANISH LEARNING JOURNEY! It is very common to use the Futuro Próximo in Spanish and it is super easy to use. You only need to remember the verb IR (to go) and the preposition a (IR + a)
It is the equivalent in English to the future tense with going to: I’m going to eat, you are going to sleep, we are going to cook