PRETERITE: Irregular in the YO form: z - c


These verbs are also called orthographic verbs, which means they change spelling in order to keep the pronunciation consistent.
Verbs that end in -ZAR change the Z to C in the yo form.

empeZAR empeCé

Sample verbs:

  1. alcanzar
  2. alzar
  3. bostezar
  4. calzar
  5. caracterizar
  6. cruzar
  7. empezar
  8. gozar
  9. organizar
  10. tropezar