In this grammar lesson you will learn about the regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- the regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation
- the common regular ar verbs in Spanish
- what regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation look like in sentences
- how you can quiz yourself on the regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation
- how to practice with flashcards on regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation
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By the end of the lesson you will know all about regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular Ar Verbs Preterite Tense Conjugation Table
|ar ending||hablar (to speak)|
Regular Ar Verbs Conjugation Method
There is a three-step method that will make conjugating regular spanish ar verbs very easy for you.
In order to conjugate verbs that end with -ar in the preterite tense one must:
- Find the infinitive (full verb)
- Cut off the -ar
- Add the new ending (é, aste, ó, amos, asteis, aron)
In the conjugation table above you can see the verb hablar which means to “to speak” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “yo” form using the three-step method.
The full verb of “to speak” is hablar in Spanish.
Once you cut of the ar ending all that is left is habl.
When we add the new ending é, the final conjugated form will be hablé.
So when you wish to say “I spoke” in Spanish you get:
Common Regular Ar Verbs
Spanish has three regular verb groups
- regular -ar verbs
- regular -er verbs
- regular -ir verbs
The regular ar verbs group is the biggest and most useful group. Most Spanish verbs fall in this group.
Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:
|buscar||to look for, search for|
|entrar (en)||to enter (into)|
|escuchar||to listen (to)|
|esperar||to hope / wait (for)|
|hablar||to speak / to talk|
|llevar||to wear / carry|
|mirar||to watch / look at|
|pagar||to pay (for)|
|tocar||to touch / play (an instrument)|
Example Sentences on Regular Ar Verbs Preterite Tense Conjugation
This section of the lesson on regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation is about seeing the verbs in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of regular ar verbs preterite tense conjugation through examples.
Yo diseñé alguna de las casas nuevas del barrio.
I designed some of the new houses in the neighbourhood.
¿Tú bailaste con Anna en la boda de mi hermana?
Did you dance with Anna at my sister’s wedding?
Él llamó a la oficina ayer por la tarde.
He called the office yesterday afternoon.
saltar / llegar
Nosotros saltamos la valla y llegamos antes que vosotros.
We jumped the fence and got there before you.
Vosotros cenasteis antes de que yo llegara.
You had dinner before I arrived.
Ellos cambiaron de coche antes de mudarse a otra ciudad.
They changed their car before moving to another city.
¿Encontraron (ustedes) la clínica fácilmente?
Did you find the clinic easily?
Quiz Yourself on Regular Ar Verbs Preterite Tense 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!
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