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Course Introduction

1. Nouns & Articles

2. Ser & Estar

3. Nouns & Adjectives

4. Regular Verbs

5. Ser/Estar (Past Tense)

6. Core Irregular Verbs (Present & Past)

7. Imperfect

8. Adverbs

9. Prepositions

10. Stem-changing Verbs - Part 1

11. Stem-changing Verbs - Part 2

12. Imperfect vs. Preterite

13. Syntax: Objects Overview

14. Past Participles & Present Perfect

15. Irregular and Go-verbs (Present)

16. Verbs with Irregular Yo-forms (Past)

17. Direct Object Pronouns

18. Indirect Object Pronouns, Direct & Indirect Object Pronouns Together

19. Reflexive Verbs

20. Verbs like Gustar

21. Present & Past Progressive

22. Past Perfect & Infinitive Constructions

23. Future Simple

24. Conditional

25. The Imperative

Episode #12

A window to the past

Preterite vs. Imperfect

Ceci: Rylan, I’ll start today’s episode by reading you something. Let me know if it sounds familiar to you.
Rylan: I’m all ears... Soy todo oídos.
Ceci: “Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo. Macondo era entonces una aldea de veinte casas…”
Rylan: Familiar? It’s one of my favorite books! Cien años de Soledad, by Gabriel García Márquez... Un clásico de la literatura latinoamericana.
Ceci: Y una buena manera de explicar nuestro tema de hoy.
Rylan: Today we look to the past, to see how the preterite and imperfect tenses work together, but also to admire the work of some of the greatest literary minds that Latin America gave us in the 20th century.
Ceci:Pagó otros cinco reales y exclamó: Éste es el gran invento de nuestro tiempo…” End of chapter 1.

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