Conjugate regular -ar verbs in El Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto (present perfect)

El Pretérito Perfecto is used to express something has happened or happened. 

Let's see how to conjugate regular -ar verbs in El Pretérito Perfecto:

yo he  
has  
él/ ella / Ud. 
ha   + ado 
nosotros / nosostras 
hemos   
vosotros / vostras 
habéis  
ellos /  elllas / Uds.  
han  

You can see it is simply haber conjugated in El Presente plus the participle
(-ado)
of the verb.

Here are some examples to listen to:

Yo he estudiado mucho para el examen.
I have studied a lot for the exam.

has trabajado en la empresa de tu padre.
You have worked at your father's company. 

Él ha caminado por la playa.
He has walked along the beach.

Ella ha comprado una flor para su amiga.
She has bought a flower for her friend.

Usted ha regalado un CD a su novia.
You have given your girlfiend a CD as a present.

Nosotros hemos cortado la tarta.
We have cut the cake.

Vosotras habéis negado la verdad.
You have denied the truth.

Ellos han preguntado muchas cosas.
They have asked many questions.

Ellas han pintado unos cuadros.
They have painted some paintings.

Ellos han sacado la basura.
They have taken out the trash.

Ustedes han regado las plantas.
You have watered the plants. 

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Ella ha comprado una flor para su amiga.
She has bought a flower for her friend.


Ustedes han regado las plantas.
You have watered the plants. 


Ellos han sacado la basura.
They have taken out the trash.


Yo he estudiado mucho para el examen.
I have studied a lot for the exam.


Usted ha regalado un CD a su novia.
You have given your girlfiend a CD as a present.


Ellas han pintado unos cuadros.
They have painted some paintings.


Él ha caminado por la playa.
He has walked along the beach.


Ellos han preguntado muchas cosas.
They have asked many questions.


Vosotras habéis negado la verdad.
You have denied the truth.


Nosotros hemos cortado la tarta.
We have cut the cake.


has trabajado en la empresa de tu padre.
You have worked at your father's company. 


Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

JenB1

present perfect v preterito indefinido

Im not sure when to use each of these tenses. Are they interchangable?

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Jen

Here is a lesson about when to use one or the other. Hope it helps.

When to use the perfect tense versus the simple past in European Spanish (Perfecto vs Indefinido)

Inma

present perfect v preterito indefinido

Im not sure when to use each of these tenses. Are they interchangable?

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