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Learn enamorar conjugation in Pretérito

enamorar means: to fall in love, to adore, to romance
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In this Spanish conjugation lesson we will learn how to inflect the verb enamorar in the Pretérito tense of the Indicativo mood. It means we will see step by step how to create and translate forms of each grammatical person.

This lesson is specifically about the enamorar verb conjugation. For a general overview of all the Simple Tenses conjugation check the Simple Tenses Conjugation Chart.

You may also see the Video Presentation on how to conjugate verbs in Pretérito. It’s embedded below, but using the above link you will get more detailed information on conjugation in this tense as well as explanation of exceptions and special cases.

How to translate Pretérito to English

Note that the English phrases provided below next to each conjugation are not direct translations from Spanish to English. They are usually the closest general equivalents. The example differences are:
  • In Spanish conjugation, there is the form usted in the third person singular. But this person does not translate to the English third person singular. It translates to the so called formal you and uses the inflected form which is most often represented as he/she/it in English conjugation charts.
  • Similar situation happens in the third person plural, where ustedes translates to the English plural formal you but uses the form which corresponds to the they form in English.
  • Tenses are used differently in Spanish and English, so the actual translation should always take into account the context and focus on translating the meaning, not just words.
  • In both languages each verb may have multiple meanings and not every meaning translates directly to the other language. Here also, the context and focusing on the particular meaning helps to create the most accurate translation.


Note the timeline

The ability to correctly locate the intended position on the timeline is a crucial skill for proper choice of tenses. So pay attention to the timeline in our lessons and visualize it while listening, speaking, reading or writing. After a bit practice you will be capable of selecting the right tense to use much easier.timeline preterito perfecto simple how to conjugate spanish verbs

Step by step instructions

Pretérito belongs to the simple tenses group, which means that all of its inflected forms are one word long. There are also compound (compuesto) tenses in the Spanish language, where each conjugated verb form consists of two words.The verb enamorar has regular conjugation in the Pretérito tense of the Indicativo mood. It means that this verb simply follows the general rules for its group (-ar) without any exceptions.
The basis for the conjugation in this tense is the stem of the verb, so we have to start by splitting the infinitive into a stem and an ending. It’s really easy to do. Simply remove two letters from the end of the infinitive form and you have the ending — one of -ar, -er or -ir. What’s left is the stem. So in case of our verb:
  • the stem is: enamor-
  • and the ending is: -ar
Use the stem enamor- in each subject as the basis for conjugations, the common prefix that each of the forms begins with.
Next, add to this regular stem the endings specific to each person. Analyze the image showing all six endings. Note both the colors and shapes of the letters. It should help you find patterns and make it easier to remember these endings.Each grammatical person has a specific ending in each of the three conjugation groups -ar, -er, -ir.
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Add the regular ending for the first person singular to create enamoré:
  • yo enamoré – I fell in love
Like in the previous case add the regular ending -aste for the second person singular to create enamoraste:
  • tú enamoraste – you fell in love
Like in the previous case add the regular ending for the third person singular to create enamoró:
  • él enamoró – he fell in love
  • ella enamoró – she fell in love
  • usted enamoró – (formal) you fell in love
And once more add the regular ending -amos for the first person plural to create enamoramos:
  • nosotros enamoramos – we fell in love
  • nosotras enamoramos – (feminine) we fell in love
And once more add the regular ending -asteis for the second person plural to create enamorasteis:
  • vosotros enamorasteis – (plural) you fell in love
  • vosotras enamorasteis – (feminine, plural) you fell in love
Once more add the regular ending -aron for the third person plural to create enamoraron:
  • ellos enamoraron – they fell in love
  • ellas enamoraron – (feminine) they fell in love
  • ustedes enamoraron – (formal, plural) you fell in love

¡Ya está! The conjugation is now done. Put together, the conjugation chart looks like this:

yoenamoréI fell in love
enamorasteyou fell in love
él/ella/ustedenamoróhe/she/it fell in love
nosotros/nosotrasenamoramoswe fell in love
vosotros/vosotrasenamorasteisyou fell in love
ellos/ellas/ustedesenamoraronthey fell in love
Click to see all conjugation charts of enamorar in every tense

But do not end your session yet – it’s important to repeat and practice the material in order to remember it. Check below for next steps.

Next Steps to Perfection

  • To practice this conjugation and test your skills check this Conjugation Exercise or the Memory Game
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  • For exercises and examples related to enamorar visit our Exercise section
  • To see conjugation charts in all tenses for enamorar visit the Conjugator
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