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Irregular Preterit Tenses Made Easy

There's even audio to sing along.

Canciones de Preterito Irregular

Audio clips of Songs Created by Spanish III

Hacer: to do/to make

(Tune of Jingle Bells)

Yo yo yo yo yo yo yo yo hice

Tú tú tú tú tú tú tú tú tú tú hiciste


Usted, él, ella hizo

Nosotros hicimos

Ustedes, ellos, ellas hicieron




Querer: to want (in past tense tried, refused)

(Tune of Take Me Out to the Ball Game)

Yooooooo quise

Túúú quisiste

Usted, él, ella quiso

Nosotros quisimos

Y ustedes, ellos, y ellas quisieron

And that’s Que-rer the verb that means to want, Ole!


Traer:to bring

(Tune of Hi-Ho)

Traer to bring

Traje, trajiste, trajo

Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

Trajimos, trajeron


Venir:to come

(Tune of the Wheels on the Bus)

The yo for venir is vine, vine, vine

The tú for venir is viniste

With usted, él, ella, as vino

Nosotros vinimos, vinimos, vinimos

Finalmente ellos,

Is vinieron


Estar: to be

(Tune of Twinkle Twinkle)



Usted. Él, Ella estuvo

Nosotros estuvimos

Ellos, Ellas Estuvieron

Estar is our verb to be

Understanding for you and me


Andar: to wander/ walk around

(Tune of You are my Sunshine)

Yo anduve

Tú anduviste

Él, ella anduvo

We all anduvimos

An’ they anduvieron


Tener:to have

(Tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)



Usted, él, ella tuvo

Nosotros es tuvimos

El resto es tuvieron


Poder: to be able to (in the past tense= tried)

(Tune of Hot Cross Buns)

Yo yo pude

Tú tú pudiste

Él, ella, usted

Él, ella, usted

Pudo, pudo pudo



Ustedes, ellos, ellas



Poner:to put

(Tune of Little Bunny Foo Foo)

Yo yo puse

Tú tú tú pusiste

Usted, él, ella puso

And boppin’ them on the head

And along came the fairy and she said

Nosotros pusimos

Ustedes, ellos, ellas

Use pusieron

And boppin’ them on the head.






Irregular Preterit Tenses Made Easy

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