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Verbs Whose Meaning Changes in Preterite

Same key words apply to deciding between preterite and imperfect tense. Here are the meaning changes:

  Imperfect Meaning Preterite Meaning
conocer knew someone met someone
saber knew a fact found out
querer wanted to tried to
no querer didn't want to refused to
poder was able to managed, succeeded

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