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. acercarse
  2. arrancar
  3. buscar
  4. certificar
  5. colocar
  6. convocar
  7. practicar
  8. chocar
  9. criticar
  10. embarcar