Empezar Preterite Tense Conjugation - Spanish Preterite Tense Verb Conjugation - Conjugate Empezar in Spanish Preterite Tense


Empezar Preterite Tense Conjugation

Empezar is a Spanish verb meaning to begin, to start. Empezar is conjugated as an irregular verb in the preterite tense. Empezar appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Preterite Tense Verbs Poster as the 33rd most used irregular verb.

For the present tense conjugation, go to Empezar Conjugation - Present Tense.

Empezar Conjugation: Preterite Tense

yo empecé
empezaste
él/ella empezó
ns. empezamos
vs. empezasteis
ellos/ellas empezaron

*Irregular forms in bold.

Empezar Participio

The participio of Empezar is empezado. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.

Empezar Imperfect Root

The imperfect root of Empezar is empezaba. 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 Regular Verb Conjugation Chart

Spanish Preterite Tense Conjugation Chart

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