Deber Preterite Tense

Understand the Spanish Preterite Tense with the essential verb deber. Our comprehensive page features a detailed conjugation chart, interactive verb activities, and sentences incorporating deber. Master the art of Spanish and use deber effectively in your daily communication. Delve into Spanish verbs at Spanish verb conjugation. Practice deber conjugation on our specialized deber conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to owe, must, should

Verb Chart: Deber Preterite Tense

Yo

debí

I owed

Nosotros

debimos

we owed

(Juana, Juan)

debiste

you owed

Vosotros

(informal Spain)

debisteis

you all owed

Él/Ella/Ud.

(Sra./Dr. García)

debío

he/she/you owed

Ellos/Ellas/Uds.

debieron

they/you all owed

Deber Preterite Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Artifact Amigo Spanish Verb Conjugation Game

Conjugation Practice

Preterite Tense

Deber Preterite Sentence Examples

1. Yo debí dinero a Juan por las entradas al cine.
I owed money to Juan for the movie tickets.
2. ¿Debiste algo a la tienda después de comprar los regalos?
Did you owe anything to the store after buying the gifts?
3. Él debió una disculpa a su hermana por el malentendido.
He owed an apology to his sister for the misunderstanding.
4. Ella debió diez dólares a su compañera de clase por el almuerzo.
She owed ten dollars to her classmate for lunch.
5. ¿Debí una llamada telefónica a mi tío?
Did I owe a phone call to my uncle?
6. Nosotros debimos practicar más para el concierto.
We should have practiced more for the concert.
7. ¿Debieron ellos comprar los boletos con anticipación?
Should they have bought the tickets in advance?
8. Las chicas debieron terminar el proyecto ayer.
The girls should have finished the project yesterday.
9. ¿Debieron Uds. llevar un mapa durante el viaje?
Should you all have carried a map during the trip?
10. Vosotros debisteis hacer la reserva para la cena.
You all (Spain) should have made the reservation for dinner.