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Present Tense Stem-Changing Verbs  { Ms. Caraballo
 Remember that in Spanish     there are three groups of     stem-changing verbs.    The stem change occurs in     all fo...
   Let´s look at some verbs       that have a stem change       of e > ie:Stem-Changing Verbs
pierdo       perdemos  pierdes      perdéis  pierde       pierdenPERDER (e > ie) – to lose
empezar          to beginquerer           to wantpreferir         to preferpensar           to think, plandivertirse      ...
   Let´s look at some verbs       that have a stem change       of o > ue:Stem-Changing Verbs
puedo          podemos  puedes         podéis  puede          puedenPODER (o > ue) – to be ableto, can
jugar (u > ue)   to playcontar           to count, tell a storycostar           to costencontrar        to find, meetrecor...
   Let´s look at some verbs       that have a stem change       of e > i:Stem-Changing Verbs
pido          pedimos  pides         pedís  pide          pidenPEDIR (o > ue) – to ask for,to order
servir     to serverepetir    to repeatreír       to laughsonreír    to smile  Stem-Changing Verbs (e >seguir     to follo...
r ío        reímos  ríes        reís  r íe        ríenREÍR (e > i) – to laugh
sonrío      sonreímos sonríes     sonreís sonríe      sonríenSONREÍR (e > i) – tosmile
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  1. 1. Present Tense Stem-Changing Verbs { Ms. Caraballo
  2. 2.  Remember that in Spanish there are three groups of stem-changing verbs.  The stem change occurs in all forms except the nosotros(as) and vosotros(as) forms.Stem-Changing Verbs
  3. 3.  Let´s look at some verbs that have a stem change of e > ie:Stem-Changing Verbs
  4. 4. pierdo perdemos pierdes perdéis pierde pierdenPERDER (e > ie) – to lose
  5. 5. empezar to beginquerer to wantpreferir to preferpensar to think, plandivertirse to have fundespertarse to wake upsentirse to feelmentircerrar to lie Stem-Changing Verbs (e > ie)comenzar to closeentender to begin to understand
  6. 6.  Let´s look at some verbs that have a stem change of o > ue:Stem-Changing Verbs
  7. 7. puedo podemos puedes podéis puede puedenPODER (o > ue) – to be ableto, can
  8. 8. jugar (u > ue) to playcontar to count, tell a storycostar to costencontrar to find, meetrecordar to remembervolar to flydormir to sleepvolverdevolver to return Stem-Changing Verbs (o > ue)acostarse to return somethingalmorzar to go to bed to eat lunch
  9. 9.  Let´s look at some verbs that have a stem change of e > i:Stem-Changing Verbs
  10. 10. pido pedimos pides pedís pide pidenPEDIR (o > ue) – to ask for,to order
  11. 11. servir to serverepetir to repeatreír to laughsonreír to smile Stem-Changing Verbs (e >seguir to follow, continue i)vestirse to dress
  12. 12. r ío reímos ríes reís r íe ríenREÍR (e > i) – to laugh
  13. 13. sonrío sonreímos sonríes sonreís sonríe sonríenSONREÍR (e > i) – tosmile

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