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. alzar
  2. caracterizar
  3. comenzar
  4. gozar
  5. lanzar
  6. sollozar
  7. utilizar
  8. aplazar
  9. amenazar
  10. cazar