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. colocar
  3. dedicarse
  4. fabricar
  5. indicar
  6. practicar
  7. predicar
  8. secar
  9. complicar
  10. aparcar