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Most of the common verbs used in the past in Spanish are irregular.  Here is a list of some in the Yo form and underneath examples of other parts of the verbs:

 

YO FORM

INFINITIVE

TRANSLATION

Anduve

Andar

To walk

Cupe

Caber

To fit

Di

Dar

To give

Dije

Decir

To say

Estuve

Estar

To be

Fui

Ser

To be

Fui

Ir

To go

Hube

Haber

To have

Hice

Hacer

To make / to do

Pude

Poder

To be able

Puse

Poner

To put

Quise

Querer

To want

Supe

Saber

To know

Tuve

Tener

To have

Traje

Traer

To bring

Vine

Venir

To come

Vi

Ver

To see

 

Por ejemplo:

 

El año pasado fui a Barcelona                       (Last year I went to Barcelona)

La semana pasada quise ir al cine                 (Last week I wanted to go to the cinema)

¿Qué hiciste?                                                (What did you do?)

Mi amigo anduvo al instituto                         (My friend walked to school)

Vimos la nueva película                                (We saw the new film)

Tuvimos hambre                                           (We were hungry)

¿Hicisteis las camas?                                     (Did you make the beds?)

Mis padres estuvieron de vacaciones             (My parents were on holidays)

Los chicos trajeron un pastel a la fiesta         (The boys took a cake to the party)

 

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