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. dedicarse
  2. indicar
  3. platicar
  4. secar
  5. sofocar
  6. embarcar
  7. calificar
  8. aplicar
  9. empacar
  10. aparcar