I was never quite clear when to use the tenses in Spanish, especially the past tense.
I get the whole present tense, just dropping the -ar, -er, -ir and replacing them with the appropriate endings. But I am really confused with when to use the past tense.
So for preterite, I understand that it's for completed. It's the other past tenses that I'm really confused about. Is there only the preterite and imperfect because I feel like there's more. (he lavado, hablaba, etc.). Please correct me if I'm wrong and help me distinguish between them because this has puzzled me since the first time I learned Spanish.