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. almorzar
  2. alzar
  3. bostezar
  4. comenzar
  5. empezar
  6. lanzar
  7. tropezar
  8. utilizar
  9. aplazar
  10. amenazar