Conjugate huir and construir in El Presente (present tense)

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

Have a look at this table:

  HUIR
to run away
CONSTRUIR
to build
 yo huyo construyo
  huyes construyes

él / ella / usted

huye construye
nosotros / nosotras huimos construimos
vosotros / vosotras huis / huís construís
ellos/ ellas /ustedes
huyen
construy
en

 

Notice how for these verbs, the vowel -i- becomes -y- 

EXCEPT for nosotros/nosotras and vosotros/vosotras where it remains -i-

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.

 

See also: List of Spanish Irregular -uir verbs (i > y) in the present and past tenses.

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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.


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.


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