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. dedicarse
  3. explicar
  4. marcar
  5. platicar
  6. predicar
  7. secar
  8. secarse
  9. empacar
  10. picar