Indicative past progressive
This tense is similar to English past continuous tense.
|dâshtam miraftam||I was going||dâshtim miraftim||we were going|
|dâshti mirafti||you were going||dâshtid miraftid||you were going|
|dâsht miraft||he/she/it was going||dâshtand miraftand||they were going|
|dâshtam kâr mikardam||I was working||dâshtim kâr mikardim||we were working|
|dâshti kâr mikardi||you were working||dâshtid kâr mikardid||you were working|
|dâsht kâr mikard||he/she/it was working||dâshtand kâr mikardand||they were working|
As stated in the definition of the progressive aspect, progressive tenses are only used for in-progress actions and therefore, they don't have a negative conjugation.
- Vaght-i ke zang zad, dâshtam dars mikhwândam — I was studying when she called
- Vaght-i ke dozd vâred-e maghâze shod, forushande dâsht be moshtari komak mikard — The salesman was helping the customer when the thief came into the store.
- Vaght-i ke zelzele âmad, dâshti che kâr mikardi? — What were you doing when the earthquake started?
- Vaght-i ke residim, dâshtand ghazâ mikhordand — They were eating when we arrived
- Vaght-i ke az khâne dar âmadam, dâsht bârân miâmad — It was raining when I left home
- Vaght-i ke dâshtam savâr-e tâksi mishodam, zamin khordam — I fell as I was getting into a taxi