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Knowing when to Use Preterite or Imperfect?

Jim_4

Jim_4

Hola! For the most part I understand when to use the imperfect (an action repeated often in the past), and when to use the preterite (a quick one time kind of thing). I would like to understand why the RS flashcard sentence "La fiesta *estuvo* buenisima" uses the preterite instead of the imperfect "La fiesta *estaba* buenisima"? Thanks for any clarity you might be able to provide (I've noticed the same problem in French, and have never really been able to figure out why). Muchas gracias! Jim
dthf90210

dthf90210

I think it's because the party has been completed and is not still ongoing. Can anyone confirm?

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