Irregular Preterite Verbs Avancemos 2 Irregular Preterite Verbs There is a whole set of irregular preterite verbs in Spanish. These verbs have NO ACCENTS! THEY ALL HAVE IRREGULAR STEMS. They also have irregular preterite endings. The endings for irregular preterite verbs are: e, iste, o, imos,(isteis) ieron Some of the most commonly used irregular preterite verbs are:- Irregular Preterite Verbs Estar – to be Poder – to be able to/can Saber – to know (to find out) Tener – to have Poner – to put There are many other irregular preterite verbs. These are just 5 of them. TENER – to have Tuve Tuvimos I had We had Tuviste Tuvisteis You had You (plural) had Tuvo – Tuvieron he/she/you had You (plural) had ESTAR – To be Estuve Estuvimos I was We were Estuviste Estuvisteis You were You all were Estuvo Estuvieron He/she/you were You all were PODER PONER pude – I could Puse – I put Pudiste – you could Pusiste – you put Pudo – he/she/you could Puso – he/she/you put Pudimos – we could Pusimos – we put Pudisteis – you all could Pusisteis – you all put Pudieron – you all could Pusieron – they put SABER – to know supe supimos supiste supisteis supo supieron ***In the preterite tense, the verb saber has a different meaning. It means to find out. Ex: Yo supe la verdad anoche – I found out the truth last night. A PRACTICAR… Verb tenses Yesterday I was at the market. They had to buy a gift. Tú no ___________ (poder) pagar con tarjeta de crédito. Ella se___________ (poner) un vestido rojo. You can not pay with credit card. She put on a red dress. We found out the truth last night. Ayer yo __________ (estar) al mercado. Ellos ___________ (tener) que comprar un regalo. Translation of sentences Nosotros ______________ (saber ) la verdad anoche.