Generally, stem changing verbs e > ie and o > ue in El Presente keep the same irregularity in El Presente de Subjuntivo, this means that there is a vowel change in all forms except the nosotros and vosotros forms. However e > i verbs are different.
Learn about stem-changing e>i verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo in Spanish
Spanish e > i verbs are different as they keep the e > i change all the way through their conjugation in El Presente de Subjuntivo.
Vestir, pedir and reír are three common verbs that undergo this change.
Conjugating vestir, pedir and reír in El Presente de Subjuntivo in Spanish
él / ella
|ellos / ellas
Some other common verbs that follow this rule are:
- competir = to compete
- repetir = to repeat
- medir = to measure
- despedir = to fire
- reñir = to tell off
- sonreír = to smile
Here are some examples:
Notice how for all these verbs, the vowel -e- from the infinitive becomes -i- in all the forms.
Listen to these examples :
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