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. atacar
  2. convocar
  3. fabricar
  4. platicar
  5. practicar
  6. sacar
  7. secar
  8. criticar
  9. complicar
  10. aplicar