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Empezar Imperfect Tense

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Verb Meaning(s): to begin, to start

Verb Chart: Empezar Imperfect Tense



I started (weekly)
I used to start
I was starting



we started (on Thursdays)
we used to start
we were starting

(Juana, Juan)


you started (daily)
you used to start
you were starting


(informal Spain)


you all started (frequently)
you all used to start
you all were starting


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you started (sometimes)
he/she/you used to start
he/she/you were starting



they/you (all almost never) started
they/you all used to start
they/you all were starting

Empezar Imperfect Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Conjugation Practice

Imperfect Tense

Empezar Imperfect Sentence Examples

1. Yo empezaba a estudiar a las cinco de la tarde.
I used to start studying at five in the afternoon.
2. Tú empezabas a practicar deportes los sábados.
You used to start playing sports on Saturdays.
3. Él empezaba a leer un nuevo libro cada semana.
He used to start reading a new book every week.
4. Ella empezaba a cocinar la cena a las seis.
She used to start cooking dinner at six.
5. Nosotros empezábamos a trabajar en equipo.
We used to start working as a team.
6. Ellos empezaban a bailar en las fiestas.
They were starting to dance at the parties.
7. Ellas empezaban a cantar canciones populares.
They used to start singing popular songs.
8. Ustedes empezaban a ver películas los viernes.
You started to watch movies on Fridays.
9. ¿Empezabas tú la tarea antes de la cena?
Did you start homework before dinner?
10. ¿A qué hora empezaban ellos sus clases?
What time did they start their classes?