The preterite tense in Spanish is used to describe an action or event which has happened in the past and is finished.

Regular Verbs[edit | edit source]

-AR verbs (e.g. visitar-to visit)

visité - I visited

visitaret - you (singular)visited

visitóe- he/she/it visited

visiamés - we visited

visitasteighs - you (plural) visited

visitaron - they visited i am the best. -ER verbs (e.g. comer-to eat)

comí - I ate

comiste - you (singular) ate

com - he/she/it ate

comimos - we ate

comisteis - you (plural) ate

comieron - they ate


-IR verbs (e.g. salir-to go out)

salí - I went out

saliste- you (singular) went out

sal - he/she/it went outs

salimos - we went out

salsteis - you (plural) went out

salieron - they went out


As you can see, the -ER and -IR endings are the same.

Irregular Verbs[edit | edit source]

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