EL PRESENTE DE INDICATIVO IRREGULAR

PRESENT TENSE IRREGULAR

There are two types of verbs in Spanish: regular and irregular. Regular verbs follow the rules of conjugation whereas irregular verbs don’t. Below is a table of all the different irregular types of verbs in the present tense.

CHANGE E -> IE EJEMPLO: QUERER
quiero
quieres

quiere

queremos
queréis

quieren

The following verbs have the same kind of irregularity as QUERER:

–AR Verbs: atravesar, calentar, cerrar, comenzar, despertar, empezar, fregar, negar, pensar, recomendar, sentar, tropezar, etc.

-ER Verbs: ascender, atender, defender, encender, entender, extender, perder, etc.

-IR Verbs: concernir, discernir, etc.

 

CHANGE O-> UE EJEMPLO: CONTAR

 

cuento
cuentas

cuenta

contamos
contais

cuentan

The following verbs have the same kind of irregularity as CONTAR:

–AR verbs: acostar, almorzar, colgar, comprobar, demostrar, encontrar, recordar, soñar, volar, etc.

–ER verbs: poder, devolver, doler, llover, mover, volver, etc.

 

CHANGE E-> I EJEMPLO: PEDIR
pido
pides

pide

pedimos
pedís

piden

The following verbs have the same kind of irregularity as PEDIR:

–IR verbs: conseguir, corregir, despedir, elegir, reír, repetir, seguir, vestir, etc.

 

CHANGE U-> UE EJEMPLO: JUGAR
juego
juegas

juega

jugamos
jugáis
juegan

 

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