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  • 1. HAZLO AHORA Dime: ¿qué es esto? HAVE OUT YOUR FLASHCARDS!
  • 2. THE PRETERITE OF –AR VERBS Yo puedo… conjugate –ar verbs in the past tense
  • 3. Preterite of –ar verbs • The preterite tense in Spanish tells what happened at a particular moment in the past. Examples: He talks. He talked. Juan habla. Juan habló.
  • 4. How do we conjugate a verb? 1. Take off the last two letters HABLAR 2. See who’s doing the action ELLA HABL- 3. Add on the right ending ELLA HABLA
  • 5. • Like present-tense verbs, you form the preterite tense of regular verbs by adding tense endings to the verb stem. Visitar yo visité tú To visit visitaste Él Ella visitó Usted nosotros(as) visitamos Ellos Ellas Ustedes visitaron
  • 6. Examples  Here are some examples with preterite verbs… Durante las vacaciones, yo monté a caballo, mi mamá visitó un museo y a mis hermanos pescaron. During vacation, I went horseback riding, my mom visited a museum, and my brothers fished.
  • 7. Nosotros Form • The nosotros ending in the preterite tense is the same as in the present tense. • Look for clues in the sentence to help you determine whether the verb is in the present or the past tense. Example: Acampamos anoche en el parque. We camped last night in the park. • The word anoche tells you that the verb acampamos is in the preterite tense, not the present.
  • 8. DESCRIBE THE PAST anteayer the day before yesterday el año pasado last year el mes pasado last month la semana pasada last week
  • 9. Practica Complete the word with the correct ending in the preterite é 1.Yo compr____ amos 2.Nosotros compr_______ aste 3.Tú compr________ ó 4.Maria compr________ aron 5.Juan y Roberto compr_______ amos 6.Mi madre y yo compr________
  • 10. PRACTICE Yo (acampar) acampé Ellos (visitar un museo) Ella (tomar fotos) visitaron un museo tomó fotos mandaste Tú (mandar tarjetas postales) tarjetas postales Nosotros (tomar fotos) tomamos fotos Ricardo y Miguel (acampar) acamparon
  • 11. Complete the postcard with CORRECT FORM of verbs in the word bank. 1 will be used twice. acampar mandar montar tomar visitar Hola, Laura. Me encanta Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Anteayer, acampamos mandó nosotros _________________ en las montañas. Papá les _________________ unas tarjetas postales a sus amigos. montaron Mamá y Sandra _________________ atomé Yo caballo. _________________ muchas fotos.visitamos Ayer, mi familia y yo visitaste _________________ un museo. Qué aburrido! ¿Tú _________________ un museo durante las vacaciones? Prefiero ir a pescar. Tu amigo, Alejandro
  • 12. EXIT SLIP Tell who did the following activities. Use the CORRECT FORM of the verbs! 1. Yo / montar a caballo 2. Nosotros / viajar a la playa 3. Ellos / acampar 4. Gaby / tomar fotos