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. acercar
  2. arrancar
  3. atacar
  4. certificar
  5. equivocarse
  6. marcar
  7. predicar
  8. sacar
  9. aplicar
  10. picar