PRETERITE: Irregular in the YO form: z - c


These verbs are also called orthographic verbs, which means they change spelling in order to keep the pronunciation consistent.
Verbs that end in -ZAR change the Z to C in the yo form.

empeZAR empeCé

Sample verbs:

  1. abrazar
  2. alzar
  3. bautizar
  4. caracterizar
  5. comenzar
  6. gozar
  7. sollozar
  8. aplazar
  9. amenazar
  10. rezar