Grammar Tutorials - Preterite Up to now we've talked about...

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Preterite Preterite Up to now we’ve talked about actions that happen in the present, that happen on a regular basis, or that are happening right now. These verbs are in the simple present or present progressive.
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Preterite Preterite Next we’re going to learn how to talk about the past in Spanish. One way is to talk about an action that started and finished in the past. This tense is called the preterite.
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Preterite Preterite In English, a preterite form looks like this: walk > walked play > played say > said drive > drove be > was, were Some are regular (predictable): play > played Others are irregular (unpredictable): go > went
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Preterite Preterite In this presentation, we’ll look at the regular preterite endings . Here’s a typical one: yo hablé tú hablaste él habló nosotros hablamos ellos hablaron
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Forms Forms The endings for –AR verbs are: yo - é - aste él - ó nosotros - amos ellos - aron Notice the accent marks on the yo and él forms. They are very important! Also notice that the nosotros form is the same in both the present and the preterite.
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Let’s Practice! Let’s Practice! Charlar yo _______ tú _______ él _______ nosotros _______ ellos _______
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Charlar Charlar yo charlé tú charlaste él charló nosotros charlamos ellos charlaron
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Otro verbo, por favor! Otro verbo, por favor! Cenar yo _______ tú _______ él _______ nosotros _______ ellos _______
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Cenar Cenar yo cené tú cenaste él cenó nosotros cenamos ellos cenaron
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And now, a few trickier ones… And now, a few trickier ones… sacar yo _______ tú _______ él _______ nosotros _______ ellos _______
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