Past Participles as Adjectives Dr. Schofield Español II, III
Past Participles as Adjectives In ENGLISH past participles usually end in “-ed” and they are frequently used with the verb “to be” to describe people, places, and things. The article is published. Spanish: El artículo está publicado.
Past Participles as Adjectives Past participles are frequently used with the verb “estar” to describe the result of an action. To form the past participle of a verb in Spanish, you add -ado to the stem of -ar verbs and -ido to the stem of most -er/-ir verbs.
Past Participles as Adjectives What are the past participles for these verbs? arreglar arreglado esconder escondido pedir pedido
Past Participles as Adjectives When the past participle is used as an adjective, be sure the ending agrees in number and gender with the noun it describes. El horno está arreglado. The oven is fixed (repaired). Las tapas están pedidas. The appetizers are ordered.
Past Participles as Adjectives Some verbs have irregular past participles. Memorize this acronym: REVV MAC PHDD
Rroto Eescrito Vvisto Vvuelto Mmuerto Aabierto Ccubierto Ppuesto Hhecho Ddicho Ddevuelto Romper Escribir Ver Volver Morir Abrir Cubrir Poner Hacer Decir Devolver