L'imparfait: The "other" past tense
The Imparfait can be translated several ways into English.
= Hakim traveled. Hakim used to travel. Hakim was traveling.
= Nina was singing. Nina used to sing. Nina sang.
The imparfait is used to talk about actions that took place repeatedly or habitually during an unspecified period of time.
Je prenais le bus en ville. Vous m'appeliez tous les jours
I used to take the bus to town. You used to call me every day.
Verbs whose infinitives end in -ger add an "e" before all endings of the imparfait except in the nous and vous forms.
Verbs whose infinitives end in -cer change c to ç before all endings except in the nous and vous forms.
Tu voyageais but... nous voyagions
Les invités commençaient but... vous commenciez