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studying my spanish to english dictionary trying to learn "participio pasado" is there a proven method to learning this that makes it simpler

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There is only one "participio" in Spanish, and it happens to be a past one, so the word "participio", already suggests "past".
Coming back to this past participle (participio), English happens to be a lot more irregular than Spanish when it comes to past participles: Spanish has 13 irregular patterns (two of which as rarely used), whereas English has over 100. The basics, listed by frequency in descending order goes like this:

poner - puesto
escribir - escrito
decir - dicho
volver - vuelto
hacer - hecho
ver - visto
cubrir - cubierto
'solver - 'suelto
abrir - abierto
romper - roto
morir - muerto

The same list, In English, takes three pages in any dictionary. Is there a simpler method to learn the English one'

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thank you, i am still a beginner, i was also wondering what tense hablaba is to hablar

lazarus1907 said:

There is only one "participio" in Spanish, and it happens to be a past one, so the word "participio", already suggests "past". Coming back to this past participle (participio), English happens to be a lot more irregular than Spanish when it comes to past participles: Spanish has 13 irregular patterns (two of which as rarely used), whereas English has over 100. The basics, listed by frequency in descending order goes like this:

poner - puesto

escribir - escrito

decir - dicho

volver - vuelto

hacer - hecho

ver - visto

cubrir - cubierto

'solver - 'suelto

abrir - abierto

romper - roto

morir - muerto

The same list, In English, takes three pages in any dictionary. Is there a simpler method to learn the English one?

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"Hablaba" is imperfect tense. Spanish has two past tenses where English has only one; this is one of them.

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Is there a simpler method to learn the English one'

Nope. We were all made to recite the irregular ones in English in school. Pages of them, quite maddening . . .

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