PRETERITE: Irregular in the YO form: c - qu


These verbs are also called orthographic verbs, which means they change spelling in order to keep the pronunciation consistent.
Verbs that end in -CAR change the C to QU in the yo form. This change is made to keep the hard sound in the YO form.

busCAR busQUé

Sample verbs:

  1. acercarse
  2. arrancar
  3. colocar
  4. explicar
  5. fabricar
  6. indicar
  7. secarse
  8. tocar
  9. empacar
  10. pescar