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Preterite Sheet

Posted by Señor Jordan on Dec 19, 2008 in conjugation, grammar, irregular, preterite, year 2 |

While you wait for the new videos, I made a Microsoft word document that will hopefully be of use to any Spanish student.

If the preterite completely baffles you or you would like a resource to help you understand it better I’ve compiled a sort of cheat sheet for you.

Please note that the vosotros/vosotras forms are included in the conjugations in case you need them. Remember that is only for ‘you all (familiar)’ in Spain.  Otherwise for ‘you all’ we use ustedes.

Click below to save the file to your computer.


Hopefully it will help you with the preterite (an incredibly complicated tense in Spanish). 🙂  My only request is that you give credit to this site if you use it.

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


-Sr. Jordan

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Feb 25, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Thanks! This is great. I’m glad I stumbled upon your site; I’ll definitely add it to my reading list…

Dec 14, 2009 at 11:50 am


I’m currently enrolled in a ;level one Spanish class here in Manila, Philippines…
I came to stumble upon your videos in You tube and became more interested in learning the language…
Your videos are very organized that’s why I think my learning is faspaced…

¡Muchas Gracias! for your endeavor to help out in learning the Spanish language,,,

Im looking forward for your new videos on 2010!

¡hasta luego!

Feb 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

Thanks–very helpful–going into second semester first year spanish at college. Much more difficult it seems.

Feb 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Señor Jordan,

Your cheat sheet is pure GOLD. Thanks so much, and looking forward to becoming more acquainted with this tense shortly.

hasta luego.

Mar 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Great document, thanks!

Mar 11, 2010 at 9:50 pm

My Spanish teacher told us about your sight it truly great we just want to know how you have the time

Aug 22, 2010 at 10:55 am

Perfecto!!! Gracias, Sr Jordan! 🙂

Sep 12, 2010 at 1:39 am

Genial! Muchas gracias, sr jordan!!!! Salamat!!! (Filipino word for thanks…)

Aug 19, 2011 at 7:47 am

This is excellent information Senor Jordan!! You are a very good teacher!!

Oct 2, 2011 at 6:39 am

Thank you SO MUCH for this conjugation sheet!! I’m currently taking the second course of four in a Texas community college, and the preterite has been a speed bump in my learning. This will help out so much to have them all in one place to study!!

Nov 11, 2011 at 2:30 am

Hi Jordan,

Thanks for the great contribuition you’re doing to the Spanish language!

Best wishes,


Feb 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm


Louis Brando
Mar 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Sr. Jordan, you are the greatest teacher in all the mundo!!!

I love you, man. Your lessons have truly inspired me to continue until I am fluent in Spanish. Gracias por su gran ayuda!!

Mar 20, 2012 at 5:50 am

Hola Señor Jordan,

Primero que todo lo felicito por su trabajo tam maravilloso. Soy profesora en Ottawa, Canada y soy Colombiana. He utilizado varios de sus videos en mis clases. Me encanta la canción de los verbos irregulares del pretérito.

Felicitaciones por su trabajo:)

Apr 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

recently found your website through youtube and really am gleaning a lot of info from it. Thanks so much!! As well I am studying via Skype, but my problem is since I’m (ahem) 41, I feel like I can’t let go of “thinking” in english and always trying to make spanish work that way. Obviously a big stumbling block. any suggestion??

May 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

What a great site, and free!
It made me want to donate and I did.
Gracias, maggie

Apr 22, 2013 at 6:52 am

You are awesome! I made one, but it was not as user friendly. This is such an aid!

Jul 17, 2013 at 6:55 am

Sr. J, this is a great concise preterite sheet. Spanish 2 is chock full of the preterite and its craziness, and my kids always have trouble keeping track of it all (But for those irregulars all I have to say is “Tener es tuve…” 😉 ). This year’s group will surely benefit from this awesome resumen. Muchisimas gracias, and keep it coming! You’re a celeb at LMS!

Gary Goldstein
Feb 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Sr. Jordan,



Mar 6, 2015 at 5:51 pm

This is awesome! Exactly what I was looking for!!!
I love your site! It breaks complicated grammar into understandable lessons. And it’s so much fun on top of it!
Thanks and keep up your work!!!

Mar 8, 2015 at 4:41 am

You don’t know how much I appreciate your website. I’m a big fan!! Siempre Muchisimas Gracias~~!!!

Oct 7, 2016 at 7:32 am


Great resource,

Thank You

Nov 14, 2018 at 2:57 pm

The preterit conjugation 2 pager is the single most useful Spanish tool I have found thus far. Thanks so much for creating it!



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