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Help please!!!

The Past Participle, it confuses the #**# out of me. I've looked on few different websites for explanations but I still can't get my head around it. I know how to form them but it's when do I use them that's the problem. So I was wondering if any of you would be able to explain it simply.

Thanks in advance!!!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Do you mean the past participle, the -ado and -ido forms?

4 years ago

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Oh sorry, ye I do

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

These are used with any tense of 'haber' to form compound tenses. he comido = I have eaten, habia comido = I had eaten. These forma can also be used as adectives => cortado = cut, as pollo cortado = cut up chicken try www.studyspanish.com

4 years ago

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Lo utilizas cuando has terminado una acción. Ejemplo: Yo había leído tu comentario antes de escribirte una publicación :D

4 years ago

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It's very similar to the English, which conjugates the verb "to have" and then adds the participle form of the verb. For example:
I have eaten. (Yo) he comido.
You have eaten. (Tú) has comido.
He has eaten. (Él) ha comido.
We have eaten. (Nosotros) hemos comido.
They have eaten. (Ellos) han comido.

See in the above how the verbs "to eat" and "comer" stay in the participle form, but the verb "to have" and "haber" get conjugated to agree with the subject? It's exactly the same in Spanish as in English.

If you want to make it past tense, you still only have to conjugate the "to have" or "haber":
I had eaten. (Yo) había comido.
You had eaten. (Tú) habías comido.
He had eaten. (Él) había comido.
We had eaten. (Nosotros) habíamos comido.
They had eaten. (Ellos) habían comido.

4 years ago

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thanks that cleared it up a bit for me :)

4 years ago