Irregular Preterite Verbs
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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
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Yesterday I was at the market.
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They had to buy a gift.
Tú no ___________ (poder)
pagar con tarjeta de crédito.
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Ella se___________ (poner) un
vestido rojo.
You can not pay with credit
card.
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She put on a red dress.
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We found out the truth last
night.
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Ayer yo __________ (estar) al
mercado.
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Ellos ___________ (tener) que
comprar un regalo.
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Translation of sentences
Nosotros ______________
(saber ) la verdad anoche.
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Irregular Preterite Verbs