El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto

Spanish Pluperfect

El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto also known as El Pluscuamperfecto and El Antecopretérito

El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto is the past perfect tense of the indicative mood. It expresses an action that occurred before another action in the past: it could be called ''the past of the past'.

The English past perfect is formed with ''had'' + past participle, while in Spanish it's haber in El Pretérito Imperfecto + past participle.

For example

Yo ya había viajado a Segovia cuando tu llegaste a Madrid. 
I had already travelled to Segovia when you arrived in Madrid.

Nosotros habíamos visitado el Museo del Prado antes que tú.
We had visited the Prado Museum before you did.  


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