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9.9: Verbos irregulares

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    •With the irregular verbs on the following pages, the stem changes in a way different to any of the stem changes we have previously looked at. The vowel may change differently and there may be a consonant change as well.

    •With these verbs, the conjugations are also slightly different. Note that there are no accents on the first person ending or the 3rd person singular ending. In addition, if the changed stem ends in a ¨j,¨ there is no ¨i¨ in the 3rd person plural conjugation.

    tener (tuv-) querer (quis-)
    tuve tuvimos quise quisimos
    tuviste (tuvisteis) quisiste (quisisteis)
    tuvo tuvieron quiso quisieron
    decir (dij-)  
    dije dijimos    
    dijiste (dijisteis)    
    dijo dijeron    

    Here is a list of irregular verbs that work this way:

    tener tuv- to have
    andar anduv- to walk
    estar estuv- to be
    poder pud- to be able to
    poner pus- to put
    saber sup- to know
    querer quis- to want
    hacer hic- to do / to make
    venir vin- to come
    traer traj- to bring
    conducir conduj- to drive
    decir dij- do say / to tell

    Two more irregular verbs:

    ir / ser

    fui fuimos
    fuiste (fuisteis)
    fue fueron

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