Encontrar is a Spanish verb meaning to find. Encontrar is conjugated as a regular ar verb in the preterite tense. Encontrar appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Preterite Tense Verbs Poster as the 4th most used regular ar verb.
For the present tense conjugation, go to Encontrar Conjugation - Present Tense.
Encontrar Conjugation: Preterite Tense
The participio of Encontrar is encontrado. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.
Encontrar Imperfect Root
The imperfect root of Encontrar is encontraba. 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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