The simple past tense of decir and venir

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The simple past tense of decir and venir

Reminder:

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

La semana pasada tomamos mucho vino.

Last week we drank a lot of wine.

The verbs decir (to say, to tell) and venir (to come) are irregular in the simple past and are conjugated as follows:

Decir

Yo dije
Tú dijiste
Él/ella/usted dijo
Nosotros/as dijimos
Vosotros/as dijisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes dijeron

Venir

Yo vine
Tú viniste
Él/ella/usted vino
Nosotros/as vinimos
Vosotros/as vinisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes vinieron

Él me dijo la verdad.

He told me the truth.

El doctor Macías vino a cenar ayer.

Dr. Macias came to dinner yesterday.


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