Preterite (Past Tense) Conjugation Chart

Pretérito (pretérito perfecto simple)


Used to express an action that was completed in the past.
Example: He arrived yesterday.

Preterite (Past Tense) –AR Verbs
yo [STEM] + é
[STEM] + aste
él / Ud. [STEM] + ó
nosotros [STEM] + amos
vosotros [STEM] + asteis
ellos / Uds. [STEM] + aron

Preterite (Past Tense) –ER & –IR Verbs
yo [STEM] + í
[STEM] + iste
él / Ud. [STEM] + ió
nosotros [STEM] + imos
vosotros [STEM] + isteis
ellos / Uds. [STEM] + ieron