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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


El preterito1

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 Tense

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


Preterite of regular ar verbs

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 verbs1

Preterite of regular –AR verbs


Aguas careful

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

Limpiar- to clean


Cocinar to cook

Cocinar – to cook


En el paquete

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? _______________________________


El preterito

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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