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Pregunta esencial: How do I say that I did something using the past tense?
What is the point of conjugating verbs in Spanish? CONJUGATE We CONJUGATE verbs in order to have subject-verb agreement. It changes based on WHO is doing the action!
tense We also conjugate verbs according to WHEN the action takes place (tense) The preterite tense is used to describe an action completed in the PAST. Just like in the present tense, we conjugate verbs in the preterite by dropping the –ar, - er, -ir and adding the appropriate endings.
Ejemplo: Hablar – to talk / speak Yo drop –ar and add -é Tú drop the –ar and add -aste Yo habléI spoke Tú hablasteYou spoke
Write the correct conjugation of the verbs & their English translations. Yo (escuchar) Yo (participar) Tú (practicar) Tú (contestar)
Conjugate the verbs with the correct endings & translate to English Yo (escuchar) – escuché Yo (participar) - participé Tú (practicar) - practicaste Tú (contestar)- contestaste
Ejemplo: Barrer – to sweep Describir – to describe Yo drop –er/-ir and add -í Tú drop the –er/-ir and add -iste Yo barrí Tú barriste Yo describí Tú describiste
--ER / --IR ARE CONJUGATED THE SAME IN THE PRETERITE
Write the correct conjugation of the verbs & their English translations. Yo (beber) Yo (compartir) Tú (asistir) Tú (aprender)
Write the correct conjugation of the verbs & their English translations. Yo (beber) Yo bebí Yo (compartir)Yo compartí Tú (asistir) Tú asististe Tú (aprender)Tú aprendiste
The verb ‘ir’ means to go has an irregular conjugation in the preterite. Yo fui = I went Tú fuiste = you went ejemplo= Yo fui al centro comercial I went to the mall.
The verb hacer is also irregular when conjugated in the preterite tense. Yo hice – I did / I made Tú hiciste – You did / You made Ejemplo: Yo hice la tarea. ¿Hiciste tú ejercicio? * How is hacer irregular?
Translate: I went to class. (ir) You ate a pizza. (comer) I drank milk. (beber) You participated in class. (participar)
I went to class. Yo fui a la clase. You ate a pizza. Tú comiste una pizza. I drank milk. Yo bebí leche. You participated in class. Tú participaste en la clase.
How are the preterite tense ‘yo’ and ‘tú’ verb endings different from the present tense endings? Write a sentence saying one thing you did this past weekend.