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Expressions of the Preterite Tense

In Spanish there are various phrases signifying something that happened in the past such as that which happened last night, last week, last year, etc. The terms "always" and "never" apply to the present and the past tense because something can "always" or "never" happen in the past. (i.e. John always lied. Joan never lied.)

Vocabulary - Spanish

Vocabulary - English

Ayer

Yesterday

Anteayer/antier

Day before yesterday

Anoche

Last night

Antenoche

The night before last

La semana pasada

Last week

El año pasado

Last year

El verano pasado

Last summer

Hace + tiempo + pretérito

Ago

En la mañana

In the morning

Por la mañana

In the morning

El otro día

The other day

El fin de semana pasado

Last weekend

Siempre

Always

Nunca

Never