1. preterite

noun. a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense.


  • past
  • past tense


  • incoming
  • current
  • future

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Example sentences of the word preterite

1. Adjective
In the Spanish language, a verb in the preterite tense is used to refer to an action that takes place over a certain period of time or at a specific point in the past.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If he rolled a one and turned over the flash card with "hacer," he has to give the preterite yo form of hacer, "hice."