Caber & Saber Preterite Tense Conjugation [+7 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn about the caber & saber preterite tense conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how caber & saber are conjugated in Spanish
  • how caber & saber are used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on the caber & saber preterite tense conjugation
  • how to practice with flashcard on the caber & saber 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 caber (to fit) & saber (to know)!

Table of Contents

Caber & Saber Preterite Tense Conjugation Table

caber (to fit)saber (to know)

Example Sentences with Caber & Saber Preterite Tense Conjugations

This section of the lesson on the caber & saber preterite tense conjugation is about seeing the verbs in action.

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


Siempre supe que quería ser profesor.

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.


supiste enfrentarte a los problemas.

You knew how to deal with problems.


El sofá no cupo por la puerta.

The sofa did not fit through the door.


Nosotros supimos de inmediato que algo había pasado.

We knew immediately that something had happened.


Vosotros no cupisteis todos en el coche.

You didn’t all fit in the car.


Los muebles no cupieron en el camión.

The furniture did not fit in the truck.


¿Cómo supieron ustedes dónde estábamos?

How did you know where we were?

Quiz Yourself on the Caber & Saber 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!Siempre que quería ser profesor. [saber]

I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.
Fill in the Blank!
enfrentarte a los problemas. [saber]

You knew how to deal with problems.
Fill in the Blank!
El sofá no por la puerta. [caber]

The sofa did not fit through the door.

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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