What does each conjugation mean? CaminéCaminamos CaminasteCaminasteis CaminóCaminaron I walked I did walk You walked You did walk He walked He did walk We walked We did walk You all walked You all did walk They walked They did walk
What do you notice about the preterit AR endings? Accent marks matter! The nosotros is the same in present tense. So how can you tell when its present or preterit tense? –nadamos en la piscina hoy. –nadamos en la piscina ayer.
Vamos a practicar I walked last night Did you listen to the teacher? They did practice soccer yesterday Yo caminé anoche ¿Escuchaste a la profesora? Practicaron futbol ayer
Rule Breakers Conjugate practicar What kind of sound does the c make in the colored boxes? ca/co make a hard c What does ce sound like in the white box? > How do they preserve the hard c ?...they modify it! practicépracticamos practicastepracticasteis practicópracticaron > Qué
So… Rule #1 In the Yo form, the C Qu. We call this a Car verb because it happens with verbs that end in car
What happens if a verb ends in gar? Conjugate jugar How does the g sound in the pink boxes? This is called a hard g What does the g sound like in the white box? > How do they keep the sound fluid?... Modify it! jugéjugamos jugastejugasteis jugójugaron > Gué
Rule #2 If the verb ends in GAR, the yo form changes from a G GU to preserve the sound
What happens if a verb ends in zar? Conjugate empezar How does the z sound in the pink boxes? This is called a hard z What does the z sound like in the white box? > How do they keep the sound fluid?... Modify it! empezéempezamos empezasteempezasteis empezóempezaron > Cé
Rule #3 If the verb ends in ZAR, the yo form changes from a Z C to preserve the sound.
Gar, car, zar verbs in Yo gar=> gué car => qué zar => cé End with: