Past Simple vs Past Participle

Past Simple vs Past Participle

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
Past Simple vs Past Participle in Spanish It's time to learn how to conjugate the Past Simple vs Past Participle in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Note: To form the Past participle, simply drop the infinitive ending (-ar, -er, -ir) and add "-ado" (for -ar verbs) or "-ido" (for -er, -ir verbs). habl ar – ar + ado = hablado com er – er + ido = comido viv ir – ir + ido = vivido   Note: The following common verbs have irregular Past participles: abrir (to open) – abierto (open) cubrir (to cover) – cubierto (covered) decir (to say) – dicho (said) escribir (to write) – escrito (written) freír (to fry) – frito (fried) hacer (to do) – hecho (done) morir (to die) – muerto (dead) poner (to put) – puesto (put) resolver (to resolve) – resuelto (resolved) romper (to break) – roto (broken) ver (to see) – visto (seen) volver (to return) – vuelto (returned)   Note: The compound verbs based on the irregular verbs inherit the same irregularities.  e.g. componer (to compose) – compuesto describir (to describe) – descrito devolver (to give back)– devuelto…
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Ago in Spanish Simple Past

Ago in Spanish Simple Past

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
Ago in Spanish - Simple Past It's time to learn how to use ago in Spanish in the Simple Past. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Note: When the verb is in the Preterite Tense, a different meaning is conveyed: "hace" + time + "que" + Preterite tense form of the verb Examples: Hace dos semanas que salí de viaje - It's been two weeks since I went on a trip Sí, hace tres días que me hice la prueba - Yes, I took the test three days ago Hace un año que vivo con mi mamá - I've been living with my mom for a year There is another way to convey the same idea: Preterite tense form of the verb + "hace" + time Examples: Trabajé ahí hace un año - I…
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Simple Past Tips in Spanish

Simple Past Tips in Spanish

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
Simple Past Tips in Spanish It's time to learn about some Simple Past tips in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. What are some Simple Past Tips in Spanish? Note: "-ar" and "-er" verbs that change their stem in the Present tense do not change in the Preterite. They are conjugated just like other regular Preterite verbs.   e.g.  entender (to understand) Subject-Present-Preterite yo-entiendo-entendí tú-entiendes-entendiste usted/él/ella-entiende-entendió nosotros(as)-entendemos-entendimos vosotros(as)-entendéis-entendisteis ustedes/ellos(as)-entienden-entendieron   Note: "- ir" verbs that change their stem in the Present tense do change in the Preterite, but in a different way. They change "e:i" and "o:u" in the third person, singular and plural. e.g.   preferir (to prefer) Subject-Present-Preterite yo-prefiero-preferí tú-prefieres-preferiste usted/él/ella-prefiere-prefirió nosotros(as) -preferimos-preferimos vosotros(as)-preferís-preferisteis ustedes/ellos(as)-prefieren-prefirieron   e.g. dormir (to sleep) Subject-Present-Preterite yo-duermo-dormí tú-duermes-dormiste usted/él/ella-duerme- durmió nosotros(as)-dormimos-dormimos vosotros(as)-dormís-dormisteis ustedes/ellos(as)-duermen-durmieron   Note: In order to preserve…
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Past Simple Forms of the Irregular Verbs

Past Simple Forms of the Irregular Verbs

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
Past Simple Forms of the Irregular Verbs It's time to learn how to conjugate the Past Simple forms of the irregular verbs in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Four of the most common verbs with irregular Preterite forms are: ser, ir, dar, and ver. Irregular Preterite Verb Conjugations Subject - Ser (to be) - Ir (to go) Yo (I) - fui - fui Tú (You)(Informal) - fuiste - fuiste Usted (You)(Formal) - fue - fue Él/Ella(He/She)  - fue - fue Nosotros(as)(We) - fuimos - fuimos Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal) - fuisteis  - fuisteis   Ustedes(You)(Formal) - fueron - fueron Ellos(as)(They) - fueron - fueron     Subject - Dar (to give) - Ver (to see) Yo (I) - di - vi Tú (You)(Informal) - diste - viste Usted (You)(Formal) - dio - vio Él/Ella(He/She) - dio - vio Nosotros(as)(We) - dimos - vimos Vosotros(as)(You)(Informal) - disteis - visteis Ustedes(You)(Formal) - dieron - vieron Ellos(as)(They) - dieron - vieron…
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Conjugate Nosotros in the Present and Past

Conjugate Nosotros in the Present and Past

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
Conjugate Nosotros in the Present and Past in Spanish It's time to learn how to conjugate nosotros in the Present and Past in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Note: The first person plural (nosotros) endings for regular "-ar" and "-ir" verbs are the same for both the Preterite and Present Tenses. Context clues, such as adverbs like siempre (always) and ayer (yesterday), can help you figure out if a "nosotros" form refers to the past or the present. Examples:. Nosotros recibimos la orientación del jefe - We receive guidance from the boss (Present Tense) Nosotros bailamos juntos - We dance together (Present Tense) Siempre cocinamos paella los Domingos -We always cook paella on Sundays (Present Tense) Ayer recibimos la orientación del jefe - Yesterday we received guidance from the…
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Accent in the Past Tense

Accent in the Past Tense

Past Tense, Spanish Categories, Verb Tenses
Does Preterite have an accent? It's time to learn how to use the accent in the Past tense in Spanish. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules. Note:  The first person singular (yo), third person Singular (él, ella), and second person formal singular (usted) preterite forms have tildes (written accents) on the final vowel. Keep in mind that one little tilde can change both the tense and subject of a sentence.   Use of the accent in the Past Tense : With a tilde Mandó una carta - Sent a letter Habló con Marta - He spoke with Marta Cantó muy bien - She sang very well Dibujó un paisaje muy hermoso - She drew a very beautiful landscape Envió un paquete - She sent a package   …
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