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. arrancar
  2. atacar
  3. certificar
  4. predicar
  5. tocar
  6. chocar
  7. complicar
  8. calificar
  9. aparcar
  10. pescar