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Page 5 Para Empezar Realidades 3 Stem-Changing Verbs 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 Lets look at some verbs that have a stem change of e > ie: PERDER (e > ie) to lose
pierdo pierdes pierde perdemos perdis pierden Stem-Changing Verbs (e > ie)
empezar querer preferir pensar divertirse despertarse sentirse mentir cerrar comenzar entender to begin to want to prefer to think, plan to have fun to wake up to feel to lie to close to begin to understand Stem-Changing Verbs Lets look at some verbs that have a stem change of o > ue: PODER (o > ue) to be able to, can
puedo puedes puede podemos podis pueden Stem-Changing Verbs (o > ue)
jugar (u > ue) contar costar encontrar recordar volar dormir volver devolver acostarse almorzar to play to count, tell a story to cost to find, meet to remember to fly to sleep to return to return something to go to bed to eat lunch Stem-Changing Verbs Lets look at some verbs that have a stem change of e > i: PEDIR (o > ue) to ask for, to order
pido pides pide pedimos peds piden Stem-Changing Verbs (e > i)
servir repetir rer sonrer seguir vestirse to serve to repeat to laugh to smile to follow, continue to dress RER (e > i) to laugh
ro res re remos res ren SONRER (e > i) to smile
sonro sonres sonre sonremos sonres sonren ...
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- Spring '08