Preterite Irregulars 1

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Preterite Irregulars 1

Spanish Irregular Preterite Verbs

Notes on the preterite tenseUsed for• actions that can be viewed as single events.• actions that were repeated a specific number of times.• actions that occurred during a specific period of time.• actions that were part of a chain of events.• to state the beginning or the end of an action.It is simmilar to the "-ed" ending in English. I talked, you walked...Regular -ar endings: é, aste, ó, amos, aronRegular -er/-ir endings: í, iste, ió, imos, ieron-ar and -er verbs that change stems in the present tense, do not change in the preterite. Verbs that end in -car, -gar, -zar are irregular in the yo form only. car = qué, gar = gué, zar= cé


IR and SER have the same conjugations

Ir = to go Ser = to beFui I went I wasFuiste you went you wereFue s/he went she wasFuimos we went we wereFueron they went you all were

VER and DAR have similar conjugations

Ver = to see Vi = I saw Viste = You saw Vio = s/he/ you saw Vimos = We saw Vieron = they/you all saw Dar = to giveDi = I gaveDiste =you gaveDio =s/he/ you gaveDimos = we gaveDieron = they/you all gave

Querer changes meaning in the preterite. Quise = I triedno quise = I refused

These verbs have "i" in the stems

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