preterito perfecto and preterito indefinido

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preterito perfecto and preterito indefinido

I am getting thoroughly confused. What is the difference between the two ?

I know the preterite and the present perfect. Never heard of preterito indefinido

Asked 2 months ago
JohnC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hola Odette, 

The Pretérito Indefinido is often called the simple past in English. It is the tense used to describe an action that took place in the past, or to describe something that happened in the past, and that the action is fully completed and / or took place in a period that is completely over; for example “I went to Spain last year.”  “Fui a España el año pasado.” There is no doubt in this sentence that the action is fully completed, and the period concerned is definitely in the past.

Hope that helps. Saludos. John

preterito perfecto and preterito indefinido

I am getting thoroughly confused. What is the difference between the two ?

I know the preterite and the present perfect. Never heard of preterito indefinido

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