Contar is a Spanish verb meaning to count. Contar is conjugated as a regular ar verb in the preterite tense. Contar appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Preterite Tense Verbs Poster as the 5th most used regular ar verb.
For the present tense conjugation, go to Contar Conjugation - Present Tense.
Contar Conjugation: Preterite Tense
The participio of Contar is contado. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.
Contar Imperfect Root
The imperfect root of Contar is contaba. The imperfect tense is rarely irregular and can be easily conjugated from this form, which is the yo, and él/ella conjugation.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In Spanish Preterite Tense, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in ar, er, and ir.
Spanish Preterite Tense Conjugation Chart
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