This video lesson covers one of many irregular verbs in the preterite: saber (to know). Remember that we use this verb for:
3. ‘how to.’
Something about saber though is that like a few other verbs, it changes meaning slightly in the preterite. We’ll go over more on this later but it although you might think it translates to ‘knew’, it actually means ‘found out, learned’.
Please note that saber can also mean ‘to taste‘ in Spanish. This is not mentioned in the video, but should be noted by students.
Present: ‘¿Cómo sabe la comida?‘ How does the food taste?
Preterite: ‘¿Cómo supo la comida?‘ How did the food taste?
Let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this video.
cuando – when
de – of, from, about
donde – where
el número de teléfono – phone number
estar – to be [located]
hablar español – to speak Spanish
jugar al básquetbol – to play basketball
la ciudad – city
la historia – history
la Navidad – Christmas
la receta – recipe
los estudiantes – students
mi(s) – my
perfecto / perfecta – perfect
sobre – about, above
un poco – a little [bit]
- Preterite regular -AR verbs
- Preterite -AR verbs: -GAR, -CAR, -ZAR
- Preterite regular -ER verbs
- Preterite regular -IR verbs
- Preterite – Irregulars – hacer
- Preterite – Irregulars – decir
- Preterite – Irregulars – poder
- Preterite – Irregulars – querer
- Preterite – Irregulars – estar
- Preterite – Irregulars – poner
- Preterite – Irregulars – tener
- Preterite – Irregulars – venir
- Preterite – Irregulars – ver & dar
- Preterite – Irregulars – traer, traducir, conducir
- Preterite – pedir, servir, traer
- Preterite – Irregulars song