Conjugate ir in El Pretérito Imperfecto (imperfect past)

Ir (to go) is irregular in El Pretérito Imperfecto:

yo iba
ibas
él / ella / Ud. iba
nosotros / nosotras
íbamos
vosotros / vosotras
ibais
ellos / ellas / Uds.   iban
The only form with an accent is the nosotros form íbamos.


See and listen to these examples:

 

Yo no iba en tren sino en coche.
I didn't go by train but by car.

Tú ibas de chica en chica de joven.
You used to flit from girl to girl when you were young.

Sofía iba de Madrid a Jaén.
Sofía was going from Madrid to Jaen.

Hace años íbamos a ese camping cada verano.
Years ago we used to go to that campsite every summer.

¿Ibais a Ibiza para vuestra luna de miel?
Were you going to Ibiza for your honeymoon?

Iban de vacaciones a una isla bonita.
They were going on holidays to a lovely island.

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Sofía iba de Madrid a Jaén.
Sofía was going from Madrid to Jaen.


¿Ibais a Ibiza para vuestra luna de miel?
Were you going to Ibiza for your honeymoon?


Tú ibas de chica en chica de joven.
You used to flit from girl to girl when you were young.


Iban de vacaciones a una isla bonita.
They were going on holidays to a lovely island.


Hace años íbamos a ese camping cada verano.
Years ago we used to go to that campsite every summer.


Yo no iba en tren sino en coche.
I didn't go by train but by car.


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