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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):

¡sí se puede!
– ‘yes you can!’ (literally: Yes, it can [be done])
– there to be  
– there is /are
– there was /were
Related videos:

  1. Preterite regular -AR verbs
  2. Preterite -AR verbs: -GAR, -CAR, -ZAR
  3. Preterite regular -ER verbs
  4. Preterite regular -IR verbs
  5. Preterite – Irregulars – hacer
  6. Preterite – Irregulars – decir
  7. Preterite – Irregulars – poder
  8. Preterite – Irregulars – querer
  9. Preterite – Irregulars – estar
  10. Preterite – Irregulars – saber
  11. Preterite – Irregulars – poner
  12. Preterite – Irregulars – tener
  13. Preterite – Irregulars – venir
  14. Preterite – Irregulars – ver & dar
  15. Preterite – Irregulars – traer, traducir, conducir
  16. Preterite – pedir, servir, traer

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Feb 8, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Muchas gracia para la cancion! Creo me ayuda y voy a aprendirla.

Apr 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Muchas gracias por compartir tus videos. Felicidades por tan buen trabajo. Exitos!

May 5, 2009 at 9:36 am

And you can sing too!? wow!

Jul 9, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Could you please tell me what DVD’s would be good teaching ones for my husband and I. Of course, we like the rating of Y7. Thank you.

May 3, 2010 at 9:09 pm


I am loving your videos! I am referring some friends to them to help them learn Spanish. Also, we are impatiently waiting for your preterite vs. imperfect video! 🙂

P.S. How are you? Still coming to Kville regularly?


Sep 18, 2010 at 8:04 am

Thank you so much for your videos and lessons! They are wonderfully amazing.
Is there any way you would be able to put this video on teachertube? My school blocks you tube and I think that my students would really benefit from this song!

Feb 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm

you should try to put your songs on itunes or amazon(or free download)…it would be helpful so people like me can walk to class and listen to these to listen to it. i know i would get them

Sep 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

hey man thanks so much for all your videos!

So much help! : ) Thanks again for all the great free videos and information man!

Oct 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Fantastic best way of learning yet fun and refreshing brings the bits together that other courses miss out love watching them.

Oct 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

There is no volume for this video. Can you update please.

Feb 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Hola Señor Jordan,

Asisto a una clase de español en Meramec Community College en Saint Louis, y esta semana la profesora jugó este video en clase. Me sorprendió a reconocer Ud. He mirado muchos videos de suyo en el pasado. Me han sido de gran ayuda a mí. ¡Gracias por su buen trabajo!


Mar 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I think you should say tener is tuve,otherwise people may start saying estuve every time they mean to say tuve.

Dec 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

¡Hola Señor Jordan!

muchas gracias por hacer el video. Me ayudó mucho con mi prueba de español. La canción está grabada en mi cabeza jaja 🙂

¡gracias de nuevo!

Sra Franklin
Jan 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

Hola señor Jordan,
Nosotros somos la clase de español de la señora Franklin en Lisgar en Ottawa, Canada.
Hemos mirado algunos de tus videos y nos gusta el video de la canción de los verbos irregulares del preterito mucho. ¿Puedes venir a visitarnos?

Te queremos,

La clase LWSCU

Feb 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I took 4 years of Spanish in high school, and I am now returning to college. It’s amazing how much of this you forget if you don’t use the language regularly! I was struggling in my online Spanish 2, until I found these videos.

Thank you so much!

I also had trouble with the audio for this and a few other videos. Same issue when I search them on Youtube.


Mar 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

Hola Sr. Jordan,
Muchas gracias por los videos. A mis estudiantes les gusta el video sobre las formas irregulares del pretérito. Cantamos la canción en clase todos los días. Tiene una versión instrumental que puede publicar o mejor mandarme? Lo apreciaría mucho.


Sep 29, 2016 at 8:29 am

En tu nuevo video, tienes una gráfica con las terminaciones de los verbos irregulares. En la forma Él, ella y usted, tú tienes ió como una opción. Yo sé que dar y ver usan io. Tal vez estoy equivocada, pero yo no sé ningún verbo irregular en el pretérito con esa terminación.



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