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Conjugate dar in El Pretérito Indefinido (simple past)

The verb dar (to give) is irregular in El Pretérito Indefinido:

yo

di

diste

él/ella/Ud.

dio

nosotros / nosotras 

dimos

vosotros / vosotras  

disteis

ellos/Uds.

dieron

Here are some examples to look at and listen to:

Yo di una sorpresa a mi hermana.
I gave a surprise to my sister.

diste un buen discurso en la universidad.
You gave a good speech at the university.

Él dio un consejo útil a su amigo.
He gave useful advice to his friend.

Nosotros dimos el libro al profesor.
We gave the book to the teacher.

Vosotros disteis un caramelo al niño.
You all gave a sweet to the child.

Ellas dieron un regalo a sus padres.
They gave a present to their parents.

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Vosotros disteis un caramelo al niño.
You all gave a sweet to the child.


Nosotros dimos el libro al profesor.
We gave the book to the teacher.


Él dio un consejo útil a su amigo.
He gave useful advice to his friend.


Yo di una sorpresa a mi hermana.
I gave a surprise to my sister.


diste un buen discurso en la universidad.
You gave a good speech at the university.


Ellas dieron un regalo a sus padres.
They gave a present to their parents.


Q&A

Sue

Kwiziq community member

21 May 2018

2 replies

Should this be fueron? Or am I missing something?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

21 May 2018

21/05/18

Hola Sue


I imagine you are referring to this question that is asking to conjugate "dar" in El Pretérito Indefinido, "Ellos ___ un paseo por el parque. (They went for a walk in the park.)".


"To go for a walk" in Spanish can be expressed in two different ways: "dar un paseo" or "ir a dar un paseo". In this case, we chose verb "dar" as it is a lesson about its conjugation.


So this sentence "Ellos ___ un paseo por el parque" would be "Ellos dieron un paseo por el parque" (or "Ellos fueron a dar un paseo por el parque").


I hope this helped.


Inma

Sue

Kwiziq community member

21 May 2018

21/05/18

Gracias I've got it.
Let me take a look at that...