Stem-Changing verbs (e….ie)

Stem-Changing verbs  (e….ie)

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 following verbs shows this pattern.

Cerrar/ To close

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Person

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Stem changing

Infinitive conjugate like regular

Yo cierro Cierr as
Tu cierras Cierr o
Usted cierra Cierr a
El/Ella cierra Cierr a
Nosotros cerramos amos
Vosotros cerrais ais
Ustedes cierran Cierr an
Ellos/ellas cierran Cierr an


Querer/ To want

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Person

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Stem changing

Infinitive conjugate like regular

Yo quiero Quier O
Tu quieres Quier es
Usted quiere Quier e
El/Ella quiere Quier e
Nosotros queremos Quer emos
Vosotros quereis Quer eis
Ustedes quieren Quier en
Ellos/Ellas quieren Quier en

Sugerir/ To suggest

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Person

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Stem changing

Infinitive conjugate like regular

Yo sugiero Sugier o
Tu sugieres Sugier es
Usted sugiere Sugier e
El/Ella quiere Sugier e
Nosotros sugerimos Suger imos
Vosotros sugeris Suger is
Ustedes sugieren Sugier eren
Ellos/Ellas sugieren Sugier eren


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

Word Meaning Word

Meaning

Advertir To warn Fregar To srub, to wash
Cerrar To close Hervir To boil
Comenzar To begin Mentir To lie
Confesar To confess Negar To deny
Consentir To consent Pensar To think (about)
Convertir To convert Perder To lose
Defender To defend Preferir To prefer
Empezar To begin Querer To want
encender To light, to turn on Sentir To feel
entender To understand Sugerir To suggest

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