The Preterit of Regular Verbs (El pretérito de los verbos regulares) ¿Les gustó la paella?
The preterit So far you have learned to use verbs in the present indicative tense. In this chapter you will learn about th...
The conjugation of regular -ar verbs tomar = to take, to drink Just as with present tense verbs, we always s...
The conjugation of regular -ar verbs tomar = to take, to drink Tomé el autobús al supermercado esta mañana. I...
The conjugation of regular -ar verbsThe first-person plural, or nosotros, form of -ar verbs is the samein the preterit as ...
The conjugation of regular -er verbs comer = to eat We start with the stem. ...
The conjugation of regular -er verbs comer = to eat Comí los frijoles envueltos en una tortilla. I a...
The conjugation of regular -ir verbs vivir = to live We start with the stem. ...
The conjugation of regular -ir verbs vivir = to live Viví en Perú por tres años. I lived in Peru f...
The conjugation of regular -ir verbsThe first-person plural, or nosotros, form of -ir verbs, as with -arverbs, is the same...
Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spelling changes in the f...
Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spelling changes in the f...
Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the fir...
Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the fir...
Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the fir...
Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the fir...
Criteria for the use of the preterit1. An action that is terminated or completed. Me casé en 1981. ...
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  • 1. The Preterit of Regular Verbs (El pretérito de los verbos regulares) ¿Les gustó la paella?
  • 2. The preterit So far you have learned to use verbs in the present indicative tense. In this chapter you will learn about the preterit, one of two simple past tenses in Spanish.The preterit tense is used to express:• An action that is terminated or completed at a given point in the past• An action or state that occupies a limited period of time• An action with a specific and indicated beginning or ending
  • 3. The conjugation of regular -ar verbs tomar = to take, to drink Just as with present tense verbs, we always start with the stem of the verb. tomé tomamos tomaste tomasteis tomó tomaron Except for single-syllable verb forms,* the first- and third- persons singular of regular preterit verbs always bear a written accent on the final syllable.*For example, the first- and third-persons singular of ver: vi, vio
  • 4. The conjugation of regular -ar verbs tomar = to take, to drink Tomé el autobús al supermercado esta mañana. I took the bus to the supermarket this morning. Elena tomó un refresco en la cena anoche. Elena drank a soft drink at dinner last night. Los estudiantes tomaron un examen ayer. The students took an exam yesterday.
  • 5. The conjugation of regular -ar verbsThe first-person plural, or nosotros, form of -ar verbs is the samein the preterit as in the present tense. This does not normallycause confusion since context usually clarifies the meaning. Tomamos el autobús al centro todos los días. We take the bus downtown every day. Tomamos el autobús a la escuela ayer. We took the bus to school yesterday.
  • 6. The conjugation of regular -er verbs comer = to eat We start with the stem. comí comimos comiste comisteis comió comieron Except for single-syllable verb forms, the first- and third-persons singular of regular preterit verbs always bear a written accent on the final syllable.
  • 7. The conjugation of regular -er verbs comer = to eat Comí los frijoles envueltos en una tortilla. I ate the beans wrapped in a tortilla. Comimos en la cafetería de la universidad. We ate at the university cafeteria. Juan comió en casa de sus abuelos. Juan ate at his grandparents’ house.
  • 8. The conjugation of regular -ir verbs vivir = to live We start with the stem. viví vivimos viviste vivisteis vivió vivieronNotice that -ir verbs conjugate exactly like -er verbs. Except for single-syllable verb forms, the first- and third-persons singular of regular preterit verbs always bear a written accent on the final syllable.
  • 9. The conjugation of regular -ir verbs vivir = to live Viví en Perú por tres años. I lived in Peru for three years. ¿Viviste en Guatemala alguna vez? Did you ever live in Guatemala? Mis abuelos vivieron en Florida toda su vida. My grandparents lived in Florida all their lives.
  • 10. The conjugation of regular -ir verbsThe first-person plural, or nosotros, form of -ir verbs, as with -arverbs, is the same in the preterit as in the present tense. Again,context usually clarifies the meaning. Vivimos en Nueva York ahora. We live in New York now. Vivimos en Puerto Rico el año pasado. We lived in Puerto Rico last year.
  • 11. Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spelling changes in the first-person singular of the preterit. All other forms of these verbs are conjugated regularly. c  qu Example: buscar busqué buscamos buscaste buscasteis buscó buscaronBusqué el programa en la tele. I looked for the program on the TV.
  • 12. Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spelling changes in the first-person singular of the preterit. All other forms of these verbs are conjugated regularly. c  qu Other verbs of this typeexplicar to explain Le expliqué el problema al policía. I explained the problem to the policeman.practicar to practice Practiqué el piano esta mañana. I practiced the piano this morning.tocar to touch; to play a musical instrument Toqué el agua con el dedo del pie. I touched the water with my toe.
  • 13. Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the first-person singular of the preterit. All otherforms of these verbs are conjugated regularly. g  gu Example: llegar llegué llegamos llegaste llegasteis llegó llegaron Llegué muy contento hoy. I arrived very happy today.
  • 14. Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the first-person singular of the preterit. All otherforms of these verbs are conjugated regularly. g  gu Other verbs of this typejugar (a) to play (games, sports) Jugué (al) béisbol con mis amigos hoy. I played baseball with my friends today.pagar to pay Pagué la cuenta con tarjeta de crédito. I payed the bill with a credit card.
  • 15. Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the first-person singular of the preterit. All otherforms of these verbs are conjugated regularly. zc Example: almorzar almorcé almorzamos almorzaste almorzasteis almorzó almorzaron Almorcé poco hoy. I had little for lunch today.
  • 16. Verbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zarVerbs that end in -car, -gar, and -zar have the following spellingchanges in the first-person singular of the preterit. All otherforms of these verbs are conjugated regularly. zc Other verbs of this type empezar to begin Empecé a estudiar la lección siete. I began to study lesson seven. abrazar to hug or embrace Abracé a toda mi familia al volver de mi viaje. I hugged my whole family upon returning from my trip. rezar to pray Recé con mi familia antes de comer. I prayed (said grace) with my family before eating.
  • 17. Criteria for the use of the preterit1. An action that is terminated or completed. Me casé en 1981. V • Alfredo salió para España ayer. Berta compró un coche nuevo el año pasado.2. An action or state that occupies a limited period of time. Lorena estudió por dos horas. Llovió todo el día. Estuvimos en Oaxaca todo el mes de julio.3. An action with a specific and indicated beginning or ending. El concierto comenzó a las siete. Empecé a trabajar en el proyecto ayer. Cesó de llover a eso de las cinco de la tarde.
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