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01067 Present Tense – Stem-changing verbs (E-I)

Hola. In this lesson, we’ll be talking about verbs that go through a change in the middle. We call them stem-changing verbs. In this video, we discuss one type, those that change from e-i. If you remember the verb decir, the other verbs in this video change in a similar way.

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01 e i stem changers graphic

Vocabulario:

sustantivos (nouns):

  • algunos – some people
  • allá­ – there
  • arroz con leche – rice with milk (dessert)
  • el equipo – team
  • el internet – the internet
  • el parque – the park
  • el partido – the match; game
  • el perdón – forgiveness
  • la clase – class
  • la luz del láser – the lazer’s light
  • la maestra – the (female) teacher
  • la novia – girlfriend
  • la profesora – the (female) teacher
  • las hamburguesas – hamburgers
  • las instrucciones – instructions
  • la vida – life
  • los alumnos – the students
  • los amigos – friends
  • los consejos – advice
  • los gatos – cats
  • los niños – children
  • los papás – parents
  • los perros – dogs
  • todo – all; everything
  • un sueño – a dream
  • un trabajo – a job; work

verbos (verbs):

  • comer – to eat
    • comen – they eat
  • enojarse – to get angry
    • se enoja – s/he gets angry
  • estar frustrado – to be frustrated
    • está frustrado – he is frustrated
  • fascinar – to fascinate
    • les fascina – they are fascinated by (it)
  • oír – to hear
    • oyen – they hear
  • perdonar – to forgive
    • va a perdonar – s/he is going to forgive
  • ser – to be
    • es – s/he is  /  it is
  • tener hambre – to be hungry
    • tiene hambre – s/he is hungry

otro (other):

  • a – to
  • aunque – although
  • casi – almost
  • ¿cómo? – how?
  • con – with
  • después de [person]– after [person]
  • en – in, at
  • favorito – favorite
  • lo que – what; that which
  • mi(s) – my
  • no – no
  • nunca – never
  • ¿para qué? – for what (purpose)?
  • por eso – that’s why
  • porque – because
  • que – that
  • si – if
  • ya no – no longer

Related video(s):

  1. Present Tense -IR verbs endings SONG
  2. Present Tense – Decir
  3. Present Tense – (E-IE) Stem-changing verbs
  4. Present Tense – (O-UE) Stem-changing verbs

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