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Acabar Imperfect Tense

Discover the magic of the Imperfect Tense with the verb acabar! This comprehensive page offers an engaging approach to mastering acabar in the Imperfect Tense. Start with our easy-to-follow verb chart, dive into interactive conjugation practice, and play educational games designed for effective learning. Plus, explore common sentences that illustrate how acabar is seamlessly integrated into everyday Spanish. Spanish verb conjugation has never been more accessible! Enhance your skills further by acabar conjugation practice.

Verb Meaning(s): to finish, to end

Verb Chart: Acabar Imperfect Tense



I finished (weekly)
I used to finish
I was finishing



we finished (on Thursdays)
we used to finish
we were finishing

(Juana, Juan)


you finished (daily)
you used to finish
you were finishing


(informal Spain)


you all finished (frequently)
you all used to finish
you all were finishing


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you finished (sometimes)
he/she/you used to finish
he/she/you were finishing



they/you (all almost never) finished
they/you all used to finish
they/you all were finishing

Acabar Imperfect Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

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Conjugation Practice

Imperfect Tense

Acabar Imperfect Sentence Examples

1. Yo siempre acababa mi tarea antes de cenar.
I always finished my homework before dinner.
2. ¿Tú acababas de leer ese libro cuando te llamé?
Were you finishing reading that book when I called you?
3. Él acababa sus entrenamientos a las cinco de la tarde.
He used to finish his training at five in the afternoon.
4. Ella nunca acababa de limpiar su cuarto los domingos.
She never finished cleaning her room on Sundays.
5. Usted siempre acababa sus proyectos a tiempo.
You always finished your projects on time.
6. Nosotros acabábamos de comer cuando empezó a llover.
We had just finished eating when it started to rain.
7. ¿Vosotros acababais de jugar al fútbol cuando os vi?
Were you finishing playing soccer when I saw you? (used only in Spain)
8. Ellos acababan de salir de la escuela todos los días a las tres.
They used to leave school every day at three.
9. Ellas nunca acababan sus tareas a tiempo.
They never finished their homework on time.
10. ¿Ustedes acababan de ver la película cuando se cortó la electricidad?
Had you just finished watching the movie when the power went out?