-uir verbs in Spanish: Conjugate huir and construir in present tense in Spanish (El Presente)

Huir (to run away) and construir (to build) are irregular verbs in El Presente in Spanish.

Conjugation of "huir" in El Presente in Spanish

  HUIR
to run away
 yo huyo
  huyes

él / ella / usted

huye
nosotros / nosotras huimos
vosotros / vosotras huis/ huís
ellos/ ellas /ustedes
huyen

 

Conjugation of "construir" in El Presente in Spanish

 

  CONSTRUIR
to build
 yo construyo
  construyes

él / ella / usted

construye
nosotros / nosotras construimos
vosotros / vosotras construís
ellos/ ellas /ustedes

construyen


 

Notice how for these verbs we add a -y- between the stem and the ending EXCEPT for nosotros/nosotras and vosotros/vosotras .

Notice how for the vosotros forms:"construís" has a written accent [´] but "huir" has both "huis" and "huís" (with and without a written accent). This is because when pronounced as a monosyllabic word it does not require an accent. However, some Spanish speaking countries have a pronunciation that treats it as two syllables, in these instances it is permitted to write it with a written accent.

Look at and listen to these examples:

Yo construyo una casa.I'm building a house.

huyes del incendio.You're running away from the fire.

Ella construye un puente.She's building a bridge.

Nosotros huimos de los bombardeos.We're running away from the bombing.

Vosotros construís un palacio.You're building a palace.

Ellos huyen de la lluvia.They're running away from the rain.
 

Ustedes huyen muy rápido.You escape very quickly.

See also: Verb list: Irregular -uir verbs (i > y) in the present and past tenses.

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Yo construyo una casa.I'm building a house.
Ellos huyen de la lluvia.They're running away from the rain.
Ella construye un puente.She's building a bridge.
Ustedes huyen muy rápido.You escape very quickly.
Nosotros huimos de los bombardeos.We're running away from the bombing.
huyes del incendio.You're running away from the fire.
Vosotros construís un palacio.You're building a palace.
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