Oír Preterite Tense Conjugation [+8 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn about the oír preterite tense conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how oír is conjugated in Spanish
  • how oír is used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on the oír preterite tense conjugation
  • how to practice with flashcard on the oír preterite tense conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about oír (to hear)!

Table of Contents

Oír Preterite Tense Conjugation Table


As you can see, there is a change in the él/ella/usted form and in the ellos/ellas/ustedes.

In those forms the –i changes to a –y.

Example Sentences with Oír Preterite Tense Conjugations

This section of the lesson on the oír preterite tense conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of the oír preterite tense conjugation through examples.

Yo un ruido muy fuerte desde mi casa.

I heard a very loud noise from my house.

¿No oíste al perro ladrando por la noche?

Didn’t you hear the dog barking in the night? [=]

Juan dice que no oyó la alarma esta mañana.

Juan says he didn’t hear the alarm this morning.

Usted oyó la voz de de su mujer.

You heard your wife’s voice.

Nosotros oímos que se va a derrumbar la fábrica de aluminio para construir pisos.

We heard that the aluminium factory is going to be demolished in order to build flats.

Vosotras oísteis varios gritos en la calle y no llamasteis a la policía.

You heard several screams in the street and did not call the police.

Los periodistas oyeron una fuerte explosión cerca del hotel.

Journalists heard a loud explosion near the hotel.

¿Ustedes no oyeron las noticias sobre el cierre de las fronteras?

Didn’t you hear the news about the border closures?

Quiz Yourself on the Oír Preterite Conjugation

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Fill in the Blank!

Yo un ruido muy fuerte desde mi casa.

I heard a very loud noise from my house.

Fill in the Blank!

Juan dice que no la alarma esta mañana.

Juan says he didn't hear the alarm this morning.

Fill in the Blank!

Los periodistas una fuerte explosión cerca del hotel.

Journalists heard a loud explosion near the hotel.

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