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List of common Spanish Stem-changing Verbs: present tense (o > ue)

These common Spanish verbs all have a stem change (o > ue) in the present tense

Vocab

Acordarse To remember
Acostarse To go to bed
Almorzar To have lunch
Contar To tell
Costar To cost
Doler To hurt
Dormir To sleep
Encontrar To find
Morir To die
Mover To move [something]
Poder To be able to
Recordar To remember
Soler To tend to [do something]
Sonar To ring
Soñar To dream
Volar To fly
Volver To come back

Q&A Forum 2 questions, 3 answers

FrancisA2Kwiziq community member

Notice contar isn’t in this list?

Hi there, I notice contar wasn’t in this list? Or is it always the case that an -ar-  verb ending in “ontar” will change its stem? 

Asked 3 weeks ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Francis,

I just added the verb "contar" to this list as a o > ue verb in the present. Bear in mind though that not all verbs with an -o in their stem undergo this vowel change. For example, verbs like "montar" = to ride or "borrar" = to delete are completely regular verbs.

Saludos,

Inma

Notice contar isn’t in this list?

Hi there, I notice contar wasn’t in this list? Or is it always the case that an -ar-  verb ending in “ontar” will change its stem? 

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DennisA2Kwiziq community member

Do we have a list of ir er verbs with the consonant o in the stem which do not change?

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Dennis

I'm afraid not. We tend to make lists of verbs that undergo some sort of irregularity.

To name some of those verbs that have an -o in the stem and don't change to -ue, you have for example:

Cortar - to cut

Notar - to realise

Frotar - to scrub

Votar - to vote

Engordar - to get fat

Coser - to sew

Comer - to eat

Coger - to take

Poner - to put 

Saludos

Inma

DennisA2Kwiziq community member

Thank you Imma, your help is appreciated more than you might guess

Do we have a list of ir er verbs with the consonant o in the stem which do not change?

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