PRETERITE: Irregular in the YO form: z - c


These verbs are also called orthographic verbs, which means they change spelling in order to keep the pronunciation consistent.
Verbs that end in -ZAR change the Z to C in the yo form.

empeZAR empeCé

Sample verbs:

  1. alcanzar
  2. avanzar
  3. calzar
  4. caracterizar
  5. cruzar
  6. empezar
  7. lanzar
  8. organizar
  9. utilizar
  10. aplazar