Preterite tense - venir and salir  

Spanish Preterite Tense Came and Went
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Venir means to come.
It is irregular in the preterite.

yo vine I came
viniste you came
Ud./él/ella vino you/he/she came
nosotros/as vinimos we came
vosotros/as vinisteis you all came
Uds./ellos/ellas vinieron you all/they came

Salir means to leave or to go out.
It is regular in the preterite.

yo salí I left
saliste you left
Ud./él/ella sal you/he/she left
nosotros/as salimos we left
vosotros/as salisteis you all left
Uds./ellos/ellas salieron you all/they left

¿Él vino con su esposa?
      Did he come with his wife?

Ayer, yo vine a la clase temprano.
      Yesterday, I came to the class early.

¿Viniste a la clase temprano ayer?
      Did you come to the class early yesterday?

Salimos tarde de la casa esta mañana.
      We left the house late this morning.

Él salió sin decir adios.
      He left without saying goodbye.

Ellos salieron a comprar los zapatos. Ellos
a comprarlos.

    They went out to buy the shoes. They went
to buy them.

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