Andar and poder in the pretérito indefinido (simple past tense)

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Andar and poder in the pretérito indefinido (simple past tense)

Reminder: the pretérito indefinido (simple past tense) is used for actions that started and ended in the past.

Ana habló con Teo ayer.

Ana spoke with Teo yesterday.

The verbs andar (to walk) and poder (to be able to, can) are irregular in the past tense and are conjugated as follows:

Andar

Yo anduve
Tú anduviste
Él/ella/usted anduvo
Nosotros/as anduvimos
Vosotros/as anduvisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes anduvieron

Poder

Yo pude
Tú pudiste
Él/ella/usted pudo
Nosotros/as pudimos
Vosotros/as pudisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes pudieron

Anduvimos por tu casa.

We walked by your house.

No pude ir a verte el mes pasado.

I couldn’t go see you last month.


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