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Past Imperfective Tense in Persian

What is an Imperfective Tense?
The imperfective aspect refers to an action that is considered as ongoing, habitual, or repeated.

How to make a Past Imperfective Verb in Persian
Making a Past Imperfective verb in Persian is quite easy. You just need to add “mi” to the beginning of the Past Simple form of the verb.

mi+ Past Root + Person’s suffix

Although there is not an exact equivalent for this tense in English, Past Progressive (Past Continuous) tense can be considered as the closest tense in English to Past Imperfective Tense in Persian.

I was playing tennis yesterday.
/man diruz tennis bāzi mikardam./

When I was young, I was travelling a lot.
/vaqti javān budam, xeyli mosāferat miraftam./


(Right to Left) ←

Tense Prefix Tense Root Person Suffix Verb
می رفت م می رفتم
می رفت ی می رفتی
می رفت - می رفت
Tense Prefix
Tense Root Person Suffix Verb
می رفت یم می رفتیم
می رفت ید می رفتید
می رفت ند می رفتند

(Left to Right) →

Tense Prefix Tense Root Person Suffix Verb
mi raft am miraftam
mi raft i mirafti
mi raft - miraft
Tense Prefix Tense Root Person Suffix Verb
mi raft im miraftim
mi raft id miraftid
mi raft and miraftand

Can you do the same for these verbs:
To drink: /nušidan/ past tense root: nušid
To see: /didan/ past tense root: ?
To read: /xāndan/ past tense root: ?
To say: /goftan/ past tense root: ?
To jump: /paridan/ past tense root: ?

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