The indicative past narrative imperfect is a past tense with an indicative mood that has both narrative and imperfect aspects at the same time. It is formed according to the following pattern:

می (mi-) + past participle + weak form of بودن (to be) in present simple

The weak form of بودن (budan: to be) in present simple is:

1S ام
am
1P ایم
im
2S ای
i
2P اید
id
3S است
ast
3P اند
and

Conjugation

Simple verbs

1S می‌رفته‌ام
mirafteam
I have used to go
I have been going
2S می‌رفته‌ای
miraftei
You have used to go
You have been going
3S می‌رفته‌است
mirafteast
He/She has used to go
He/She has been going
1P می‌رفته‌ایم
mirafteim
We have used to go
We have been going
2P می‌رفته‌اید
mirafteid
You have used to go
You have been going
3P می‌رفته‌اند
mirafteand
They have used to go
They have been going

Compound verbs

1S کار می‌کرده‌ام
kâr mikardeam
I have used to work
I have been working
2S کار می‌کرده‌ای
kâr mikardei
You have used to work
You have been working
3S کار می‌کرده‌است
kâr mikardeast
He/She has used to work
He/She has been working
1P کار می‌کرده‌ایم
kâr mikardeim
We have used to work
We have been working
2P کار می‌کرده‌اید
kâr mikardeid
You have used to work
You have been working
3P کار می‌کرده‌اند
kâr mikardeand
They have used to work
They have been working

Negative conjugation

The negative form of the past narrative imperfect tense is constructed by prefixing ن (ne-) to می (mi-).

1S نمی‌رفته‌ام
nemirafteam
I have not used to go
I have not been going
2S نمی‌رفته‌ای
nemiraftei
You have not used to go
You have not been going
3S نمی‌رفته‌است
nemirafteast
He/She has not used to go
He/She has not been going
1P نمی‌رفته‌ایم
nemirafteim
We have not used to go
We have not been going
2P نمی‌رفته‌اید
nemirafteid
You have not used to go
You have not been going
3P نمی‌رفته‌اند
nemirafteand
They have not used to go
They have not been going
1S کار نمی‌کرده‌ام
kâr nemikardeam
I have not used to work
I have not been working
2S کار نمی‌کرده‌ای
kâr nemikardei
You have not used to work
You have not been working
3S کار نمی‌کرده‌است
kâr nemikardeast
He/She has not used to work
He/She has not been working
1P کار نمی‌کرده‌ایم
kâr nemikardeim
We have not used to work
We have not been working
2P کار نمی‌کرده‌اید
kâr nemikardeid
You have not used to work
You have not been working
3P کار نمی‌کرده‌اند
kâr nemikardeand
They have not used to work
They have not been working

Examples

The past narrative imperfect tense does not have an exact equivalent in English but its usage covers English present perfect continuous.

انگلیسی می‌خوانده‌است؟
Engelisi mikhwândeast?
Has she been studying English?
سالها آنجا درس می‌داده‌است
Sâlhâ ânjâ dars midâdeast
She has been teaching there many years
او را از مدتها پیش می‌شناخته‌ام
U râ az moddathâ pish mishenâkhteam
I have known her a long time
چه مدت برای آن شرکت کار می‌کرده‌اید؟
Che moddat barâ-ye ân sherkat kâr mikardeid?
How long have you been working for that firm?