Irregular Spanish Verbs
Flashcards for Pauker
Here are a number of flashcards with conjugated irregular Spanish verbs
which can be used as conjugation models for many other irregular verbs.
For the completenes, here are 3 regular verbs ending in -ar, -er and -ir:
Creating Verb Flashcards
To create another flashcard, use the following template:
The fastest and perhaps the easiest way to fill in this template is
edit it in a text editor supporting Unicode (UTF-8 in partucular).I use the free archiver 7-Zip
to open the *.xml.gz files. When I open the .xml.gz file in the archiver and
see the .xml file inside, I then can press F4 on it and have Notepad opened
with this .xml file.
In Notepad I replace all asterisk pairs (**) with the verb's infinitive
(press Ctrl+H for the Replace dialog, type **, type the verb, choose
Replace All) and by doing that, most of the time I get the future
and potential/conditional tenses for free because the conjugation in these
tenses is basically adding something to the infinitive and that something is
already inside the template. Watch out for irregularities in the future and
conditional, though. There're verbs that still need manual work here.
After that I start replacing the remaining single asterisks (*) with the
appropriate verb conjugations (press Ctrl+F for the Find dialog, type *, choose
Find Next, quit the dialog - this will place the cursor to the first
conjugation you need to fill in. Having done with this conjugation, pressing F3
moves us to the next asterisk to be replaced with another conjugation).
When all the asterisks in the .xml file are replaced by the appropriate
conjugations, I quit Notepad saving the file. 7-Zip then asks me if I want
to update the .xml.gz archive with the modified .xml file and I choose Yes.
Then I leave the .xml.gz file in 7-Zip by stepping on the double-dot (..) above
the .xml file or just close 7-Zip. The resulting .xml.gz file can now be inspected
and corrected as needed in Pauker.
If you want the .xml.gz file under a different name than the template's,
simply save the .xml.gz file from Pauker as something else preserving the .xml.gz
file name extension. This will ensure a match of the archive name and
the .xml file in it.
I don't recommend using characters with various diacritical marks in the file names
(e.g. á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ).
Such names might get broken when transferring from one computer to another, and
if you decide to upload files with such names to a website, you may find out
that the website doesn't support such names either.
Here's how I do it under Windows...
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