Encender Imperfect Tense

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Verb Meaning(s): to turn on, to light

Verb Chart: Encender Imperfect Tense



I lit (weekly)
I used to light
I was lighting



we lit (on Thursdays)
we used to light
we were lighting

(Juana, Juan)


you lit (daily)
you used to light
you were lighting


(informal Spain)


you all lit (frequently)
you all used to light
you all were lighting


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you lit (sometimes)
he/she/you used to light
he/she/you were lighting



they/you (all almost never) lit
they/you all used to light
they/you all were lighting

Encender Imperfect Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Artifact Amigo Spanish Verb Conjugation Game

Conjugation Practice

Imperfect Tense

Encender Imperfect Sentence Examples

1. Yo encendía la luz todas las noches.
I used to turn on the light every night.
2. Tú encendías la estufa cuando hacía frío.
You used to turn on the heater when it was cold.
3. Él encendía la televisión para ver su programa favorito.
He used to turn on the TV to watch his favorite show.
4. Nosotros encendíamos las velas en la fiesta de cumpleaños cada año.
We lit the candles at the birthday party every year.
5. ¿Ellas encendían las velas en la iglesia?
Were they lighting the candles in the church?
6. Ustedes encendían la chimenea durante el invierno.
You all used to light the fireplace during the winter.
7. ¿Tú encendías la radio por la mañana?
Were you turning on the radio in the morning?
8. Ellos encendían las luces del jardín por la noche.
They used to turn on the garden lights at night.
9. Ella encendía las velas del altar en la iglesia.
She was lighting the candles on the church altar.
10. ¿Vosotros encendíais las velas del pastel de cumpleaños?
Were you (only in Spain) lighting the candles on the birthday cake?
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