llegar (to arrive), pagar (to pay)…The simple past tense of verbs ending in -gar

Verbs ending in -gar (llegar, obligar, pagar, etc.) take the ending -gué with the pronoun yo in the simple past, and are regular with other pronouns.

Llegar en
Yo lleg
Tú llegaste
Él/ella/usted llegó
Nosotros/as llegamos
Vosotros/as llegasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes llegaron
Obligar en
Yo oblig
Tú obligaste
Él/ella/usted obligó
Nosotros/as obligamos
Vosotros/as obligasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes obligaron
Pagar en
Yo pag
Tú pagaste
Él/ella/usted pagó
Nosotros/as pagamos
Vosotros/as pagasteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes pagaron

Other verbs with the same irregularity are cargar (to load), colgar (to hang), jugar (to play), interrogar (to question) and pegar (to stick).

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