There may be psychological advantages to living in the now, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to say things about the past? After this section, you’ll finally be able to describe past events in Spanish! We’ll be learning the preterit tense, which is one of the two simple past tenses in Spanish. In English, the preterit is usually formed by adding -ed or -t to the base form of a verb. I walk, I walked. As you know, however, there are also irregular verbs in English: I go, I went. The same is true of Spanish, which, as we’ve seen, has both regular and irregular verbs. In the section ahead, we’ll just be focusing on the regular verbs, but we’ll get to the others soon! (If you want to know more about verb tenses in English, click here).