Estar is a Spanish verb meaning to be. Estar is conjugated as an irregular verb in the preterite tense. Estar appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Preterite Tense Verbs Poster as the 4th most used irregular verb.
For the present tense conjugation, go to Estar Conjugation - Present Tense.
Estar Conjugation: Preterite Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
The participio of Estar is estado. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.
Estar Imperfect Root
The imperfect root of Estar is estaba. 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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