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. arrancar
  2. certificar
  3. indicar
  4. practicar
  5. secar
  6. secarse
  7. embarcar
  8. empacar
  9. aparcar
  10. picar