Presentation on theme: "El Preterito. So far, you have worked with the present tenses in Spanish. There are 2 past tenses in Spanish. We are going to learn the preterite tense."— Presentation transcript:
So far, you have worked with the present tenses in Spanish. There are 2 past tenses in Spanish. We are going to learn the preterite tense.
The Preterite Tense The preterite is used for talking about actions completed in the past.
Preterite of regular - AR verbs To form the preterite of a regular –AR verb, you drop the -AR, then add the correct ending to the stem. When you drop the –AR of the verb, you are left with the stem. Hablar -> Habl Comprar -> Compr
Preterite of regular –AR verbs -é-amos -astex -ó-aron Yo hablé I talked, I did talk, I was talking Nosotros hablamos We talked, we did talk, we were talking Tú hablaste You talked, you did talk, you are talking x Él habló He talked, he did talk, he was talking Ellos hablaron They talked, they did talk, they were talking
Aguas (careful!) This tense can be tricky because the accents are so important and really change the meaning = Hablo = I talk. Hablo = I talk. Habló = He/she talked. Habló = He/she talked.
Limpiar- to clean Yo limpié I cleaned, I did clean, I was cleaning Nosotros limpiamos Tú limpiastex Él limpióEllos limpiaron
Cocinar – to cook Yo cociné Nosotros cocinamos Tú cocinaste x Él cocina Ellos cocinaron
En el paquete…. 1. My brother cleaned the kitchen = _______________________________ _______________________________ 2.I washed the dishes last night = ________________________________ 3.My parents cooked the dinner = ________________________________ 4.Did you buy vegetables? _______________________________
5. Did you clear the table? _____________________________________________ 6.Did the children bathe? ____________________________________________ 7.The girls helped their grandparents = _____________________________________ 8.Nacho and Dorito listened to music = _____________________________________ 9.Sofía talked with Pedro. __________________________________________ 10.Gustavo and I dusted the lamp (took the dust from the lamp)= ____________________________________ 11. The student studied. _________________________________________