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The Spanish Preterite

preterite verbs and verb endings

rosa barrero

on 13 October 2012

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The Spanish Past Tense! Preterite Verbs! Things you need to know
about Preterite Verbs: Preterite verbs are the PAST tense ("-ed")
It is a completed action. examples of the past tense (in english): I went to the store.
I bought a shirt.
I paid in cash. The Preterite endings for AR-verbs are: -é -amos
-aste -asteis
-ó -aron The Preterite endings for ER/IR-verbs are: -í -imos
-iste -isteis
-ió -ieron Examples of the AR verb endings: Hablar:
(to talk) hablé hablamos
hablaste hablasteis
habló hablaron Examples of the ER/IR verb endings: Comer:
(to eat) comí comimos
comiste comisteis
comió comieron Escribir:
(to write) escribí escribimos
escribiste escribisteis
escribió escribieron **There are no
Boot Verbs in the PAST TENSE!! "CAR" "GAR" & "ZAR" verbs when you have a verb that ends in "car", "gar" or "zar
you need to be watchful of the "yo" form of the verb. The "yo" form of the preterite verb changes to conserve the sound of the infinitive. CAR--> -qué
GAR--> -gué
ZAR--> -cé The Yo form endings for these verbs are: CAR verb example
-Buscar: busqué buscamos
buscaste buscasteis
buscó buscaron GAR verb example
-pagar: pagué pagamos
pagaste pagasteis
pagó pagaron ZAR verb example
-almorzar: almorcé almorzamos
almorzaste almorzasteis
almorzó almorzaron Example sentences in the past tense (in spanish): me cepillé el pelo.
Ella escribió el libro.
Tu crubiste la sopa. Él comió Ellos escribieron el libro. video en youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcKPo9b0IDs copia y pega -AR -ER & -IR
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