Verbos con cambio ortográfico g>j (presente)

Stem-changing Spanish g>j verbs in the present tense

Spanish verbs that end in -ger/gir will switch the -g- for a -j- in the yo form. For example elegir (to choose):

yo elijo
eliges
él / ella / Ud. elige
nosotros / nosotras   elegimos
vosotros / vosotras  elegís
ellos / ellas / Uds.  eligen

Some other verbs affected by this specific consonant switch are:

  • corregir (to correct
  • dirigir (to lead)  
  • proteger (to protect)

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