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02 Preterite – IR Stem-changers (o-u)

This video lesson covers -ir verbs in the preterite that stem change.

In the present, they change (o-ue) in the yo, , Él/ella/ud, ellos/ellas/uds forms. In the preterite, they do something a little different. I apologize for it being a little long. Hope this video is helpful.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this video below. Enjoy!

Verb conjugations:



a las tres y media
– at 3:30
anoche – lastnight
el aburrimiento – boredom
el cuarto – room, bedroom
el día – day
de la mañana – in the morning
de – of, from
durante las vacaciones – on vacation
el gato – cat
el hambre – hunger
el hermano – brother
el sofá – sofa, couch
en – in, on
la risa – laughter
las hermanas – sisters
los estudiantes – students
los perros – dogs
más – more
mi(s) – my
mucho – a lot, much
por – for, by, through
que – than
su(s) – his, her, your (formal), their, your (plural)

Related video(s):

  1. Preterite regular -AR verbs
  2. Preterite -AR verbs: -GAR, -CAR, -ZAR
  3. Preterite regular -ER verbs
  4. Preterite regular -IR verbs
  5. Preterite -IR Stem-Changers (e-i)

4 Responses

  1. Lo siento! ¿Pero puede ayudarme? Yo escribo este correo electronica a mi amigo. ¿Es lo bueno ni malo? Y donde esta los errores.

    Muchos gracias

    (Otra vez)

    Jajaja me no estoy culpar para el error, nuestro amigo Jason esta haciendo el error jajaja.
    Brasil seria buena, Cuba tambien, a mi me gustaria que ir estos lugares.

    ¿como esta su niña, cuantos años tiene es ella?
    ¿Niña grande no?

    Hasta luego mi amigo,

  2. Hello!

    First of all, I want to thank you! You have saved my grade in Spanish III and I feel more confident about learning the language now!!

    Second…are there any exceptions to this rule?
    I put Uds. almurzaron into a test I had and got it wrong…what did I miss? Or is that an exception?

    Thank you very much for your time!

  3. His cat slept more than him. In English, we should say, “His cat slept more than HE (slept).
    Does this change the translation?

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