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Luxembourgish Lessons #18: The Imperfect Tense (Preterit)

Welcome to number eighteen of the Luxembourgish lessons, which will be focusing on the formation and use of the imperfect tense or the preterit. The next couple of sections in the lessons will be strictly focused on verb tenses and moods.

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The Imperfect Tense

The imperfect tense is used to describe events in the past. Simple enough, but it is imperative to know that the Imparfait in Luxembourgish is rather rare. Verbs such as sinn and hunn are commonly seen in the imperfect tense, but other verbs such as drénken or léisen lack a form altogether. Likely, most imperfect tense verbs are rather supplemented with the present perfect tense (which we will discuss in the next lesson).

Below are a few examples of how different verbs form the imperfect tense-

soen - to say

sollen - ought to, shall, should

stoen - to stand

sinn - to be

hunn - to have

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January 28, 2017


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