Indicative past imperfect

Formation

mi + past stem + past ending

Conjugation

raftan — to go
singularplural
miraftammiraftim
miraftimiraftid
miraftmiraftand
kâr kardan — to work
singularplural
kâr mikardamkâr mikardim
kâr mikardikâr mikardid
kâr mikardkâr mikardand

Examples

This tense, like other «imperfect» tenses, doesn't have any equivalents in English. It can be translated with different English tenses based on the context.

An example to demonstrate the difference between «past simple» and «past imperfect»:

Exceptions

The verbs «budan» (to be) and «dâshtan» (to have) are not normally conjugated in this tense unless they are used in conditional and other non-factual statements: