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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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
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This video lesson covers one of many irregular verbs in the preterite: saber (to know). Remember that we use this verb for: 1. facts
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?
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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).
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This video lesson covers another irregular verb in the preterite: querer (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.