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01064 – Present Tense – Decir

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jul 2, 2012 in -IR, conjugation, grammar, irregular yo form, present, stem-changers, verbs, year 1 |

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: (click to open enlarged picture)

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
– 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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