El pretérito indefinido: verbos regulares terminados en -er y en -ir

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El pretérito indefinido: verbos regulares terminados en -er y en -ir

The pretérito indefinido (past tense) is used with actions that started and ended in the past.

El año pasado corrí una maratón en Madrid.

Last year I ran a marathon in Madrid.

The verbs ending in -er (comer (to eat), leer (to read), saber (to know)) and in -ir (vivir (to live), subir (to climb), abrir (to open)) have the following conjugation:

Comer

Yo comí
Tú comiste
Él/ella/usted com
Nosotros/as comimos
Vosotros/as comisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes comieron

Vivir

Yo viví
Tú viviste
Él/ella/usted viv
Nosotros/as vivimos
Vosotros/as vivisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes vivieron

Anoche comimos en el restaurante de Carolina.

Last night we ate at Carolina’s restaurant.

Ana vivió en Buenos Aires durante muchos años.

Ana lived in Buenos Aires for many years.


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