Presentation on theme: "El Preterito Time: Key Phrases: Structure: Simple tense"— Presentation transcript:
1 El Preterito Time: Key Phrases: Structure: Simple tense refers to specific, completed past actionsKey Phrases:Certain time (last night, yesterday at 4:00, last July 4th)certain number of times (once, 3 times)Structure: Simple tenseverb stem + ending
2 The Preterite Tense Fixed point in time Specific number of actions I called you at 3:00Specific number of actionsI called you five timesEnclosed amount of timeI worked for eight hours.
3 Sometimes time is implied rather than stated. I went to John’s party.We ate at McDonald’s.The meeting was boringIn the first 2 sentences, it is implied that the action happened once.in the 3rd, we can assume that the meeting, from beginning to end, was boring.
4 Forming regular verbs in the preterite. -ar verbs. Drop the –ar and add the following endings-amos-aron-é-aste-óhablar (I spoke, you spoke, he spoke)nosotros hablamosellos hablaronyo hablétú hablasteél habló
5 -er and –ir verbs. Drop the –er or –ir and add the following endings -imos-ieron-í-iste-ióvivir (I lived, you lived, he lived)comer (I ate, you ate, he ate)nosotros vivimosellos vivieronyo comítú comisteél comióyo vivítú vivisteél viviónosotros comimosellos comieron
6 Orthographic Changes in Regular Verbs (Crazy yo’s!) verbs ending in gar; insert u before the eyo lleguéverbs ending in car; change c to quyo busquéverbs ending in zar; change z to c.yo almorcé