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El Preterito. El Preterito. So far, you have worked with the present tenses in Spanish. There are 2 past tenses in Spanish. We are going to learn the preterite tense. The Preterite Tense. The preterite is used for talking about actions completed in the past. Preterite of regular - AR verbs.

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El Preterito


El Preterito

So far, you have worked with the present tenses in Spanish.

There are 2 past tenses in Spanish.

We are going to learn the preterite tense.


The Preterite Tense

The preterite is used for talking about actions completed in the past.


Preterite of regular - AR verbs

To form the preterite of a regular –AR verb, you drop the -AR, then add the correct ending to the stem.

When you drop the –AR of the verb, you are left with the stem.

Hablar -> Habl

Comprar -> Compr


Preterite of regular –AR verbs


Aguas (careful!)

This tense can be tricky because the accents are so important and really change the meaning =

Hablo = I talk.

Habló = He/she talked.


Limpiar- to clean


Cocinar – to cook


En el paquete….

1. My brother cleaned the kitchen =

_______________________________

2.I washed the dishes last night = ________________________________

3.My parents cooked the dinner = ________________________________

4.Did you buy vegetables? _______________________________


5. Did you clear the table?

_____________________________________________

6.Did the children bathe?

____________________________________________

7.The girls helped their grandparents =

_____________________________________

8.Nacho and Dorito listened to music =

_____________________________________

9.Sofía talked with Pedro.

__________________________________________

10.Gustavo and I dusted the lamp (took the dust from the lamp)=

____________________________________

11. The student studied.

_________________________________________


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