Abrir Preterite Tense  

Spanish Grammar Preterite Tense Verb Abrir - to open

Abrir preterite conjugation

Abrir means to open.
It is a regular -ir verb in the preterite.

yo abrí I opened
abriste you opened
Ud./él/ella abr you/he/she opened
nosotros/as abrimos we opened
vosotros/as abristeis you all opened
Uds./ellos/ellas abrieron you all/they opened

Sentences using abrir in the preterite tense

Yo abrí la nevera.
       I opened the cooler.
¿Por qué no abriste la puerta?
       Why didn't you open the door?
¿En dónde abrió su cuenta?
       Where did you open your account?
         (Ud. - formal)
Abrimos los ojos y prestamos atención.
       We opened our eyes and paid attention.
¿Cómo abristeis vosotros la puerta?
       How did you guys open the door?
Poco a poco abrieron la puerta.
       Little by little they opened the door.

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