Spanish preterite – First Conjugation Verbs

First Conjugation Verbs (ar)


The infinitives of regular Spanish verbs end in -ar, -er, or -ir. Those endmg in -ar are first-conjugation verbs. To form the preterit, called the pretérito, of such verbs in Spanish, do the following:

Person VerbStem Termination conjugated
Yocantar cant
cant -aste
él / ellacant
usted cant
ustedes cant -aron
nosotroscant -amos
ellos / ellas cant -aron