Deber Imperfect Tense

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Verb Meaning(s): must, to owe, should

Verb Chart: Deber Imperfect Tense



I owed (weekly)
I used to owe
I was owing



we owed (on Thursdays)
we used to owe
we were owing

(Juana, Juan)


you owed (daily)
you used to owe
you were owing


(informal Spain)


you all owed (frequently)
you all used to owe
you all were owing


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you owed (sometimes)
he/she/you used to owe
he/she/you were owing



they/you (all almost never) owed
they/you all used to owe
they/you all were owing

Deber Imperfect Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Artifact Amigo Spanish Verb Conjugation Game

Conjugation Practice

Imperfect Tense

Deber Imperfect Sentence Examples

1. Yo debía mucho dinero a mi prima.
I used to owe a lot of money to my cousin.
2. ¿Tú debías cuidar a tu hermano menor después de la escuela?
Did you have to take care of your younger brother after school?
3. Él debía much dinero al banco
He used to owe a lot of money to the bank.
4. Ella debía leer un libro a la semana para su clase de literatura.
She had to read one book a week for her literature class.
5. ¿Usted debía llegar temprano a la oficina?
Did you have to arrive early at the office?
6. Nosotros debíamos estudiar mucho para los exámenes finales.
We had to study a lot for the final exams.
7. ¿Vosotros debíais limpiar la clase al final del día?
Did you have to clean the classroom at the end of the day? (used only in Spain)
8. Ellos debían entrenar duro para el torneo de fútbol.
They had to train hard for the soccer tournament.
9. Ellas debían entregar los proyectos antes del viernes.
They had to submit the projects before Friday.
10. ¿Ustedes debían presentar un informe cada mes?
Did you have to present a report every month?
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