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Contar Imperfect Tense

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Verb Meaning(s): to count, to tell

Verb Chart: Contar Imperfect Tense



I counted (weekly)
I used to count
I was counting



we counted (on Thursdays)
we used to count
we were counting

(Juana, Juan)


you counted (daily)
you used to count
you were counting


(informal Spain)


you all counted (frequently)
you all used to count
you all were counting


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you counted (sometimes)
he/she/you used to count
he/she/you were counting



they/you (all almost never) counted
they/you all used to count
they/you all were counting

Contar Imperfect Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Artifact Amigo Spanish Verb Conjugation Game

Conjugation Practice

Imperfect Tense

Contar Imperfect Sentence Examples

1. Yo contaba cuentos a mis hermanos menores antes de dormir.
I used to tell stories to my younger siblings before sleeping.
2. ¿Tú contabas chistes en las reuniones familiares?
Did you tell jokes at family gatherings?
3. Él contaba las estrellas en noches despejadas.
He counted the stars on clear nights.
4. Ella contaba las horas para el inicio de las vacaciones.
She counted the hours until the start of the vacation.
5. Usted contaba historias fascinantes sobre sus viajes.
You told fascinating stories about your travels.
6. Nosotros contábamos con buenos amigos en la escuela.
We could count on good friends at school.
7. ¿Vosotros contabais los días para el campamento de verano?
Did you count the days until summer camp? (used only in Spain)
8. Ellos contaban anécdotas divertidas de sus aventuras.
They told funny anecdotes about their adventures.
9. Ellas contaban con el apoyo de sus profesores en los proyectos.
They relied on their teachers’ support for the projects.
10. ¿Ustedes contaban las monedas para comprar golosinas?
Did you count coins to buy candies?