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01064 – Present Tense – Decir

Here’s another lesson about a verb that changes a little strangely in the present tense. It’s a common verb though so we should probably go over it. The verb is decir and it means “to say” or “to tell.”


Feel free to leave any questions or comments below.

Verb chart:

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01 decir graphic (png)


  • a – to
  • ahora – now
  • algunos – some
  • bien – well
  • comer – to eat
  • ¿cómo? – How?
  • cuando – when
  • de – of, from, about
  • día – day
  • doler – to hurt
    • le duele – his/her ___ hurts
  • donde – where
  • el bebé – baby
  • el estómago – stomach
  • el mundo – world
  • el papá – dad
  • el restaurante – the restaurant
  • en – in, on
  • en realidad – in reality
  • estar – to be
    • va a estar – s/he / it’s going to be
  • feo – ugly
  • gustar – to be pleasing to
  • le gusta – s/he likes
  • hace calor – it’s hot
  • la amiga – (female) friend
  • las mentiras – the lies
  • las personas – people
  • la verdad – the truth
  • mucho – a lot
  • muchos – many people; lots of people
  • no – no
  • otro – other, another
  • por – for, because of
  • ¿por qué? – why?
  • qué – what
  • que – that; than
  • querer – to want
    • quiere – s/he wants
  • ¿quién? – who
  • sí­ – yes
  • siempre – always
  • ser – to be
    • soy – I am
    • es – s/he is
  • su – his; her; their
  • tanto – so much
  • vivir – to live
    • viven – they live

Related videos:

  1. Present Tense – Regular -IR verbs
  2. Present Tense – -IR verb song
  3. Present Tense – E-I Stem-Changing verbs

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