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Conjugate ver in the imperfect tense in Spanish (El Pretérito Imperfecto)

Ver (to see/watch) is irregular in El Pretérito Imperfecto in Spanish.

Learn how to conjugate "ver" in El Pretérito Imperfecto in Spanish

yo veía
veías
él / ella / Ud. veía
nosotros / nosotras 
veíamos
vosotros / vostras  
veíais
ellos / ellas / Uds.   veían

It has the regular endings for the imperfect tense of -er verbs, but an -e is added to the stem.

Look at and listen to these examples:

Yo veía lo que él hacía.I could see what he was doing.

¿Tú veías ese programa?Did you used to watch that program?

Él no veía nada antes de la operación.He couldn't see anything before the operation.

Nosotros veíamos todos los partidos en el bar con amigos.We used to watch all the matches in the bar with friends.

¿Cómo veíais vosotros la situación?How were you seeing the situation?

Ellos veían a su abuela todos los domingos.They used to see their grandmother every Sunday.

Verbs that derive from ver also conjugate this way:
  • prever (to foresee/anticipate)
  • entrever (to glimpse)

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Nosotros veíamos todos los partidos en el bar con amigos.We used to watch all the matches in the bar with friends.
Yo veía lo que él hacía.I could see what he was doing.
¿Cómo veíais vosotros la situación?How were you seeing the situation?
¿Tú veías ese programa?Did you used to watch that program?
Ellos veían a su abuela todos los domingos.They used to see their grandmother every Sunday.
Él no veía nada antes de la operación.He couldn't see anything before the operation.
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