Stem-Changing Verbs - present indicative  

Spanish Grammar Present Indicative Stem-Changing Verbs

With stem-changing verbs, the stem vowel undergoes a change in the present tense. Follow the links to the right for an explanation of the most common stem-changing verb types. Let's look at some example sentences:

volar, poder - (o) changes to (ue)
Yo vuelo a México.
I fly to Mexico.
No puedo ver.
I can't see.

querer, perder - (e) changes to (ie)
Quiero comer.
I want to eat.
Yo no pierdo mi dinero.
I don't lose my money.

pedir - (e) changes to (i)
Yo pido agua.
I ask for water.
Tú pides leche.
You ask for milk.

jugar - (u) changes to (ue)
Yo juego con el perro.
I play with the dog.
Tú juegas con la arena.
You play with the sand.

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