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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Song!

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 21, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, song, verbs, year 2

To help you with remembering quite of few of those irregular verbs, I’ll share a song I learned back in high school!  This song is also on page 2 of the preterite conjugation sheet.

This song helps you remember the yo forms of some of the common irregular verbs in the preterite.  If it sounds familiar that is because it is to the tune of  ‘La cucaracha‘.

HD version with newer titles:

*Note* in this video on a verb chart, the él / ella / usted form should not have an accent on “ió” and should read “io” since “vio” and “dio” do not have accents.

 

old version (2008):

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – traer, conducir, traducir

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 20, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers three more irregular verbs in the preterite.  They are traer (to bring), traducir (to translate) and conducir (to drive). They are all lumped together because they follow similar patterns and are similar to decir in the preterite.  Enjoy!

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02 Preterite – Irregular – ver and dar

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 19, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers ver (to see) & dar (to give). Both of these are of course irregular verbs in the preterite.

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – venir

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 18, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers venir (to come). Venir is of course another irregular verb in the preterite. In this video, I also mention that whenever a verb has any irregular inside of it due to a prefix, the verb follow the pattern of the irregular.
Ex: suponer, mantener, detener, prevenir, etc

Enjoy!

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – tener

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 18, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers the verb tener (to have) in the preterite. Tener of course is an irregular verb in the preterite.  Enjoy!

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Poner

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 18, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers the verb poner (to put, place, set) in the preterite. As many verbs, poner is an irregular verb in the preterite.

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Saber

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 17, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers one of many irregular verbs in the preterite: saber (to know).  Remember that we use this verb for:
1. facts
2. information
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.
Ex:
Present:¿Cómo sabe la comida?How does the food taste?
Preterite:
¿Cómo supo la comida?‘  How did the food taste?

Enjoy!

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Estar

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 15, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs, year 2

This video lesson covers another irregular verb in the preterite: estar (to be).  The verb estar is one of two verbs (if you remember) that means ‘to be’.  Estar is used for emotions, locations, and the progressive (-ing).

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions below.  Enjoy!

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Paypal Poll Question *Update*

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 13, 2009 in information

Thanks for your feedback!  I’ve decided to keep the Paypal button since I can’t see it deterring people from learning.

-Sr. J

~~~~~~~~~Original Entry Below~~~~~~~~~

I read an article awhile back about restaurants where you could pay whatever you thought was fair. Sometimes people overpay, other times people underpay. It intrigued me.  (See story)

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02 Preterite – Irregulars – Querer

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jan 9, 2009 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, verbs

This video lesson covers another irregular verb in the preteritequerer (to want).  Although this verb normally is used as ‘want’ but when used with people, it can carry the idea of ‘love’ or ‘care about’.
Ex:
Yo quiero un sándwich. I want a sandwich.
Yo quiero a mi madre. I love my mother.

In the preterite it will be ‘wanted’ or ‘loved’, but also carries another meaning that we’ll go over in a later video.

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