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. atacar
  2. buscar
  3. convocar
  4. dedicarse
  5. explicar
  6. marcar
  7. sofocar
  8. tocar
  9. chocar
  10. aparcar