Decir is a Spanish verb meaning to say, to tell. Decir is conjugated as an irregular verb in the preterite tense. Decir appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Preterite Tense Verbs Poster as the 22nd most used irregular verb.
Decir Conjugation: Preterite Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
The participio of Decir is dicho. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.
Decir Imperfect Root
The imperfect root of Decir is decía. 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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