Contar Preterite Tense

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Verb Meaning(s): to count, to tell

Verb Chart: Contar Preterite Tense

Yo

conté

I counted

Nosotros

contamos

we counted

(Juana, Juan)

contaste

you counted

Vosotros

(informal Spain)

contasteis

you all counted

Él/Ella/Ud.

(Sra./Dr. García)

contó

he/she/you counted

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

contaron

they/you all counted

Contar Preterite Tense Practice

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Preterite Tense

Contar Preterite Sentence Examples

1. Yo conté una historia de miedo en la fogata.
I told a scary story at the campfire.
2. ¿Contaste todas las estrellas en el cielo anoche?
Did you count all the stars in the sky last night?
3. Él contó los días para su cumpleaños.
He counted the days until his birthday.
4. Ella contó un chiste muy divertido.
She told a very funny joke.
5. ¿Contó Ud. cuántos alumnos había en la clase?
Did you count how many students were in the class?
6. Nosotros contamos las monedas de nuestra alcancía.
We counted the coins in our piggy bank.
7. ¿Contaron ellos las páginas del libro?
Did they count the pages of the book?
8. Las chicas contaron sus recuerdos de las vacaciones.
The girls recounted their vacation memories.
9. ¿Contaron Uds. los goles en el partido de fútbol?
Did you all count the goals in the soccer match?
10. Vosotros contasteis las aves en el parque para la clase de biología.
You all (Spain) counted the birds in the park for biology class.