Verb list: Stem-changing (e > ie) verbs in the present tense

These common verbs undergo a stem change (e > ie) for some forms in El Presente


cerrar to close
comencé (comenzar) I started
despertarse to wake up
empecé (empezar) I started
entender to understand
hervir to boil
mentir to lie
perder to lose
pensar to think
preferir to prefer
querer to want
recomendar to recommend
sentarse to sit down
sentir to feel
sugerir to suggest