Stem-Changing verbs (o….ue)

Stem-Changing verbs (o….ue)

The irregular verbs change their stem in all the forms except for nosotros/as/we and vosotros/as/you forms. Additionally, remember that it is always the last vowel in the stem (what is left after you remove the infinitive marker (-ar-er-ir) that has a vowel change.

The second type of stem is o……..ue . The changes may occur in the first conjugation -ar-, second -er- or third conjugation -ir- . The following examples illustrates this:

Mostrar / To show

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Person

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Stem changing

Infinitive conjugate like regular

Yo muestro Muestr o
Tu muestras Muestr as
Usted muestra Muestr a
El/Ella muestra Muestr a
Nosotros mostramos Mostr  (never changes) amos
Vosotros mostrais Mostr  (never changes) ais
Ustedes muestran Muestr an
Ellos muestran Muestr an

Volver/ To return

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Person

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Stem changing

Infinitive conjugate like regular

Yo vuelvo vuelv o
Tu vuelves vuelv es
Usted vuelve vuelv e
El/Ella vuelve vuelv e
Nosotros volvemos volv (never changes) emos
Vosotros volveis volv (never changes) eis
Ustedes vuelven vuelv en
Ellos vuelven vuelv en

Dormir/ To sleep

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Person

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Stem changing

Infinitive conjugate like regular

Yo duermo duerm o
Tu duermes duerm es
Usted duerme duerm e
El/Ella duerme duerm e
Nosotros dormimos dorm (never changes) imos
Vosotros dormis dorm (never changes) is
Ustedes duermen duerm en
Ellos/Ellas duermen duerm en

In order to start a basic conversation, I recommend to study the following verbs and conjugate them to practice:

Word

Meaning


Word

Meaning


Almorzar To eat lunch Mover To move
Aprobar To approve Poder Can, be able
Colgar To hang Probar To prove, taste or test
Contar To count Recordar To remember
Costar To cost Resolver To solve
Devolver To return Rogar To beg
dormir To sleep Soler To be in  habit of
Encontrar To find soñar To dream (of)
Envolver To wrap Sonar To ring, to sound
Morder To bite Tostar To toast
Morir To die Volar To fly
Mostrar To show volver To return

If you want to practice the pronounciation of these words you can go to Yahoo Education

or just email me at spanishteacheratlanta@gmail.com and we can practice on Skype for free one time.




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