Showing results for pretérito. Search instead for el pretérito.

pretérito

Preterite vs. Imperfect 
Cheat Sheet
PREMIUM
pretérito(
preh
-
teh
-
ree
-
toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (grammar)
a. preterite
"Yo bailo" está en presente; "yo bailé" está en pretérito."I dance" is in the present; "I danced" is in the preterite.
b. past
En un ejercicio del examen de español, teníamos que poner los verbos en pretérito.We had to put the verbs in the past in an exercise on the Spanish exam.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (old)
a. past
La gente siempre recuerda las épocas pretéritas como épocas mejores.People always remember past times as better times.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Unlock More Translations for Free
Learn more with unlimited dictionary access. Sign up for free today.
pretérito
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. past
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (grammar)
a. preterite, past
pretérito imperfectoimperfect
pretérito indefinidosimple past
pretérito perfecto(present) perfect
pretérito pluscuamperfectopluperfect
pretérito
adjective
1 (Lingüística) past
2 (pasado) past; former
las glorias pretéritas del país the country's former glories
(Lingüística) (also pretérito indefinido) preterite; past historic
pretérito imperfecto imperfect
pretérito perfecto present perfect
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Examples
Machine Translators
Translate el pretérito using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict