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01065 Present Tense – Stem-Changing Verbs (e-ie)

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jun 29, 2012 in -AR, -ER, -IR, conjugation, grammar, present, stem-changers, verbs, year 1 |

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-ie.


Leave any comments or questions below! 🙂

Additional help:


¿cuándo? – when?
decir – to say, to tell
++  dice – s/he says
++  está diciendo – s/he is saying [right now]
el básquetbol – basketball
el concierto – the concert
el jugo – juice
el planeta – planet
el té – tea
esos / esas – those
existir – to exist
++    existo – I exist
hay – there is / there are
en – in, on, at
el hermano – brother
jamás – never
la banda – the band
la puerta – the door
las llaves – keys
la muchacha – girl
las películas de terror – horror movies
la vida – life
lo que – what (in statements)
los estudiantes – students
luego – later; then
no – no
nunca – never
otro – other
qué – what
¿quién? – who?
si – if
siempre – always
su – his
todo el tiempo – all the time
tu – your
y – and


Related videos: 

  1. Present Tense – Tener
  2. Present Tense – Querer
  3. Present Tense – Stem-Changing Verbs (o-ue)
  4. Present Tense – Stem-Changing Verbs (e-i)

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Marlene Nurse
Aug 11, 2012 at 5:08 pm

As a Spanish teacher, I LOVE your videos! They are especially helpful for review and also for those students who are absent and miss a lesson. Thank you for providing such a valuable resource free of charge!!

Luke Hanse
Sep 14, 2012 at 6:16 am

I’m finished!

Dec 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Thank you so much. I’m studying for my final. Your videos are simple so I can apply them easily! Muchas gracias!

Brian Phan
Jan 31, 2013 at 9:27 pm

what is the rule in using que and lo que in a statement?

Jul 22, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Your videos are so incredible and have saved my life in Spanish class ! However, I am having a very hard time with stem changing verbs. The problem is that when we write a test the teacher does not tell us that certain verbs are stem changing verbs. We have learned over a hundred verbs now so I am not sure how I can tell which ones are stem changing or not. Is there any methods that you could suggest to help me identify stem changing verbs from other verbs? It just seems so incredibly hard. Thank you for your help.



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