Conjugate irregular verbs dormir and morir in Pretérito Indefinido (simple past)

Dormir and morir are irregular in El Pretérito Indefinido but both follow the same pattern replacing the -o- with a -u- in the 3rd person singular and plural (ella/ él/ usted and ellas/ ellos/ ustedes): 

yo dormí
dormiste 
él / ella / Ud. durmió
nosotros dormimos
vosotros dormisteis
ellos / ellas / Uds.  durmieron

Read and listen to these examples:

Yo dormí 8 horas ayer.
I slept 8 hours yesterday.

moriste de sed en el desierto.
You died of thirst in the desert.

Jaime durmió como un bebé.
Jaime slept like a baby.

Nosotros casi morimos de hambre durante la guerra.
We almost died of hunger during the war.

Ellos murieron en el atentado.
They died in the attack.

 




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Ellos murieron en el atentado.
They died in the attack.


¿Dormisteis en casa de Paco ayer?
Did you sleep at Paco's house yesterday?


Jaime durmió como un bebé.
Jaime slept like a baby.


moriste de sed en el desierto.
You died of thirst in the desert.


Nosotros casi morimos de hambre durante la guerra.
We almost died of hunger during the war.


Yo dormí 8 horas ayer.
I slept 8 hours yesterday.


Q&A

Susan

Kwiziq community member

13 April 2018

5 replies

Why don´t you give more examples and also do a proper test on this segment, I can´t see the point of this little kwiz bot things.

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

13 April 2018

13/04/18

Hi Susan - we'll be improving the microkwizzes soon (we're aware of their limits) but if you test against your recommended dashboard studylist then KwizBot will test you more thoroughly on this topic. If you just want to test one topic at a time, then just add it to your notebook using the add to notebook buttons and kwiz against the notebook. KwizBot will pick a new question every time for you and guide you to perfection.

Susan

Kwiziq community member

13 April 2018

13/04/18

How do I create multiple notebooks?

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

13 April 2018

13/04/18

If you go to "notebooks" in the top menu you'll a button called "add a new notebook". If you have more than one, then the "add to notebook" buttons work differently: they open a little window that lets you choose which notebooks to add the lesson to. You can also then create new notebooks on the fly there, which is very handy.

Susan

Kwiziq community member

13 April 2018

13/04/18

Okay so I have created a notebook for Simple Past, you said I could test on this but there are only 3 questions. I am not getting this at all. I don´t understand how you are supposed to commit this stuff to memory without repetition.

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

13 April 2018

13/04/18

You get one question per topic each Kwiz. Try taking the kwiz on your notebook, and then taking it again a few times. You'll see how it works.
Let me take a look at that...