The imperfect continuous is used to say what was happening or what you were doing at a particular time. For example:
Like the present continuous tense, the imperfect continuous tense is composed of two parts:
|imperfect tense of estar|
+ present participle/gerund (hablando, estudiando, escuchando música, etc.)
The gerund is the equivalent of the English verb form, which ends in -ing, eg jumping, singing, working. To form the present participle, remove the -ar, -er or -ir from the infinitive and add these endings:
-ar verbs → -ando
-er verbs → -iendo
-ir verbs → -iendo
A small number of verbs (including some stem-changing verbs) have irregular present participles, eg leer (to read) → leyendo (reading), dormir (to sleep) → durmiendo (sleeping).
Translate these sentences into English.