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. equivocarse
  2. fabricar
  3. marcar
  4. secar
  5. criticar
  6. dedicar
  7. complicar
  8. embarcar
  9. aplicar
  10. picar