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Preterite Sheet

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

25 Responses

  1. ¡Hola!

    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!

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

  3. Señor Jordan,

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

    hasta luego.

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

  5. 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!!

  6. Hi Jordan,

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

    Best wishes,


  7. 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!!

  8. 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:)

  9. 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??

  10. 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!

  11. 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!!!

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

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

  14. I am really loving this! Unfortunately the text and graphics on the word document is all shifted and half of the text is missing. Do you, by chance, have a better copy you could post?

  15. Sr.Jordan
    He utilizado varios de sus videos en mis clases.
    Gracias por su ayuda a estudiantes y maestros.

    The preterite-conjugation-sheet excelente ayuda
    Gracias de nuevo

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