Conjugate hacer in El Pretérito Indefinido (simple past)

The verb hacer (to do/make) is irregular in El Pretérito Indefinido:

yo

hice

hiciste

él/ella/Ud.

hizo

nosotros

hicimos

vosotros

hicisteis

ellos/ellas/Uds.

hicieron

In the third person singular (él/ella/usted), you need to change the c for a z. This is to keep the [ss] pronunciation, otherwise "hico" would be pronounced [hiko]! 

Here are some examples to look at and listen to:

Yo hice la compra ayer.
I did the shopping yesterday.

¿Hiciste las maletas?
Did you pack?

Ella hizo una tarta para mi cumpleaños.
She made a cake for my birthday.

Nosotros hicimos los deberes.
We did our homework.

Vosotros hicisteis el camino a pie.
You made your way on foot.

Ellas hicieron un gran esfuerzo para llegar a tiempo.
They made a big effort to be on time.


Hacer belongs to a group of verbs that all have an irregular stem but share the same set of endings. To learn more about this have a look at Irregulares en Indefinido/mismas terminaciones.

Other related lessons Conjugate ser in El Pretérito Imperfecto (imperfect tense)

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Yo hice la compra ayer.
I did the shopping yesterday.


Vosotros hicisteis el camino a pie.
You made your way on foot.


Nosotros hicimos los deberes.
We did our homework.


Ella hizo una tarta para mi cumpleaños.
She made a cake for my birthday.


Ellas hicieron un gran esfuerzo para llegar a tiempo.
They made a big effort to be on time.


¿Hiciste las maletas?
Did you pack?


Yo hice el examen ayer.
I sat the exam yesterday.


Nosotros hicimos un viaje por África.
We took a trip through Africa.


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