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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triste – sad
en – in, at
el baño – bathroom
la escuela – school
la piscina – pool
el museo – musuem
cansado – tired
aburrido – bored
en casa – at home
el cine – the movies
- Preterite regular -AR verbs
- Preterite -AR verbs: -GAR, -CAR, -ZAR
- Preterite regular -ER verbs
- Preterite regular -IR verbs
- Preterite Irregulars hacer
- Preterite Irregulars decir
- Preterite Irregulars poder
- Preterite Irregulars querer
- Preterite Irregulars saber
- Preterite Irregulars poner
- Preterite Irregulars tener
- Preterite Irregulars venir
- Preterite Irregulars ver & dar
- Preterite Irregulars traer, traducir, conducir
- Preterite – pedir, servir, traer
- Preterite Irregulars song
Can we also use the preterite form of estar in the past progressive tense?
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Do you have to use the preterit if you are quoting someone ? Por ejemplo. I called Juan yesterday and he said Rosa is not here. Do I use the exact words Juan said ,or do I say Rosa no estuvo aqui? Or do I say estaba because I don’t know how long Rosa has been away even though i am only interested in knowing if she is at home at the very moment I called?
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