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1

Maria spoke with Juan.

(the preterite is the past tense used to express an action completed at a definite time in the past)

María habló con Juan.

(the preterite of regular -ar verbs is formed by dropping the ending and adding the appropriate personal endings)

2

We swam in the ocean.

Nosotros nadamos en el mar.

3

Carlos played the guitar.

Carlos tocó la guitarra.

4

They bought the house.

Ellos compraron la casa.

5

I ate dinner very late.

Yo cené muy tarde.

6

I don't know what time you finished.

(to several people)

Yo no sé a qué hora terminaron Uds.

7

The girl skied very well.

La niña esquió muy bien.

8

You screamed; you didn't speak.

(to a friend)

Tú gritaste; no hablaste.

gritarto shout; to call (out); to scream

9

You bought too much.

(to a friend)

Tú compraste demasiado.

10

Miguel didn't speak in a loud voice.

Miguel no habló en voz alta.

11

I didn't prepare anything.

Yo no preparé nada.

12

They didn't dance much.

Ellos no bailaron mucho.

13

You finished early.

(to a friend)

Tú terminaste pronto.

14

You sang very well.

Ud. cantó muy bien.

15

We cleaned the house.

Nosotros limpiamos la casa.

16

I washed the car.

Lavé el carro.

17

They swam in the swimming pool.

Ellos nadaron en la piscina.

18

I played football in the stadium.

Yo jug al fútbol en el estadio.

19

He talked with his friends at the café.

Él habló con sus amigos en el café.

20

You danced and sang well last night.

(to a friend)

Tú bailaste y cantaste bien anoche.

21

We looked for a house in that neighbourhood over there.

Nosotros buscamos una casa en aquel barrio.

22

You travelled a lot last year.

Ud. viajó mucho el año pasado.

23

They defended your opinion.

Ellos defendieron su opinión.

(the preterite of regular -er and -ir verbs is formed by dropping the ending and adding the appropriate personal endings)

24

I sold the house last year.

Yo vendí la casa el año pasado.

25

My cousins lived in the capital.

Mis primos vivieron en la capital.

26

You received it the other day.

(to a friend)

Tú lo recibiste el otro día.

27

At what time did you leave?

(to several people)

¿A qué hora salieron Uds.?

28

We learnt a lot in that subject.

Nosotros aprendimos mucho en aquel curso.

29

Your team lost the game.

Su equipo perd el juego.

30

I didn't eat much.

Yo no comí mucho.