PRESENT: Stem-Changing: e - ie


Stem-changing verbs (also called "boot verbs") have the same endings as regular verbs, but the stem of the verb changes on some of the pronouns only. The pattern of the change resembles a boot, hence the name "boot verb." In this first pattern, the last "e" of the stem changes to an "ie":


querer: to want

quiero queremos
quieres queréis
quiere quieren

Sample verbs:

  1. despertarse
  2. empezar
  3. encerrar
  4. helar
  5. preferir
  6. referir
  7. sentir
  8. tener
  9. requerir
  10. sembrar