Indicative past narrative imperfect
mi + past participle + past ending
raftan — to go
kâr kardan — to work
|1st||kâr mikardeam||kâr mikardeim|
|2nd||kâr mikardei||kâr mikardeid|
|3rd||kâr mikarde||kâr mikardeand|
This tense doesn't have any equivalents in English but its usage covers English «present perfect progressive». See notes mentioned for past imperfect.
- Engelisi mikhwânde? — Has she been studying English?
- Sâlhâ ânjâ dars midâde — She has been teaching there many years
- U râ az moddathâ pish mishenâkhteam — I have known her a long time
- Che moddat barâ-ye ân sherkat kâr mikardeid? — How long have you been working for that firm?