How To Conjugate In The Preterit

Ar Er Ir

AR

In order to conjugate for an ar verb you must know the table before you can conjugate it:


é

aste

ó

amos

asteis

aron


You would take the verb, drop the ending and replace the ending according to the person you will use it for:


Hablar = Habl


Yo = Hablé


Tú = Hablaste


El/Ella/Ud. = Habló


Nosotros = Hablamos


Vosotros = Hablasteis


Ellos/Ellas/Uds. = Hablaron

Er/Ir

In order to conjugate for an er and ir verb you must know the table before you can conjugate it:



í

iste

imos

isteis

ieron


You would take the verb, drop the ending and replace the ending according to the person you will use it for:


Comer= Com


Yo = Comí


Tú = Comiste


El/Ella/Ud. = Comió


Nosotros = Comimos


Vosotros = Comisteis


Ellos/Ellas/Uds. = Comieron

Yo Problems

There are some verbs that have the yo endings spelled differently because the sounds they make need to match how they spell:


Car = Qué


Gar = Gué


Zar = Cé