The simple past: saber (to know, to find out) and caber (to fit) in Spanish

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The simple past: saber (to know, to find out) and caber (to fit)

Reminder: the simple past is used with actions that begin and end in the past.

Ayer cené en un restaurante japonés.

Yesterday I dined at a Japanese restaurant.

The verbs saber and caber are irregular in the simple past and are conjugated like this:

Saber
Yo supe
Tú supiste
Él/ella/usted supo
Nosotros/as supimos
Vosotros/as supisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes supieron
Caber
Yo cupe
cupiste
Él/ella/usted cupo
Nosotros/as cupimos
Vosotros/as cupisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes cupieron

Me alegré mucho cuando supe que vendrías.

I was very happy when I heard that you would come.

No cupo todo en la maleta, tuve que dejar tus cosas.

Not everything fitted in the suitcase, I had to leave out your things.



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