The simple past tense of decir and venir

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The simple past tense of decir and venir

Reminder:

The pret茅rito 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
T煤 dijiste
脡l/ella/usted dijo
Nosotros/as dijimos
Vosotros/as dijisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes dijeron

Venir

Yo vine
T煤 viniste
脡l/ella/usted vino
Nosotros/as vinimos
Vosotros/as vinisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes vinieron

脡l me dijo la verdad.

He told me the truth.

El doctor Mac铆as vino a cenar ayer.

Dr. Macias came to dinner yesterday.

Note: verbs ending in -decir (predecir, bendecir, etc.) and -venir (prevenir, provenir, etc.) share this irregularity.


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