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. convocar
  2. explicar
  3. platicar
  4. revocar
  5. sofocar
  6. calificar
  7. empacar
  8. aparcar
  9. pescar
  10. picar