Conjugate hacer in the preterite tense in Spanish (El Pretérito Indefinido)

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

Learn how to conjugate "hacer" in El Pretérito Indefinido in Spanish

yo

hice

hiciste

él/ella/Ud.

hizo

nosotros

hicimos

vosotros

hicisteis

ellos/ellas/Uds.

hicieron

Notice how the vowel -a from the stem changes to -i. Also, note that 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.

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Examples and resources

Nosotros hicimos un viaje por África.We took a trip through Africa.
Yo hice el examen ayer.I sat the exam yesterday.
Ellas hicieron un gran esfuerzo para llegar a tiempo.They made a big effort to be on time.
Nosotros hicimos los deberes.We did our homework.
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.
Vosotros hicisteis el camino a pie.You made your way on foot.
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