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Spanish Present Tense Stem-Changing Verbs: "e" becomes "i" (Part I)

On this page you are going to learn the Present Tense of the following Stem-changing Verbs:
pedir, servir, repetir, and seguir.

All these verbs end in "ir" and have a letter "e" right before the last syllable. This letter "e" changes to "i" when you conjugate these verbs.

However not all persons change!

Watch carefully how they change, listen to the pronunciation and then, you will be able to make the exercise at the end of this page.

Before learning how to conjugate these verbs, you should know their meaning ...

Here is a quick flashcard activity with examples to discover and memorize the meaning of these commonly used Spanish verbs: (below you'll find verb conjugation, pronunciation and exercises)



(You may also be interested in ...
Stem-changing Verbs, "e" becomes "i":
Part 2
Preterite Tense Stem-changing Verbs: "e" becomes "i" - "o" becomes "u" )

 

Good! Now that you are familiar with the meaning of these verbs in Present tense, listen and memorize the verb conjugation below. Watch carefully how they change:



pedir
yo pido
pides
él pide
nosotros pedimos
vosotros pedís
ellos piden

servir
yo sirvo
sirves
él sirve
nosotros servimos
vosotros servís
ellos sirven

repetir
yo repito
repites
él repite
nosotros repetimos
vosotros repetís
ellos repiten

seguir
yo sigo
sigues
él sigue
nosotros seguimos
vosotros seguís
ellos siguen

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1. Exercise - Present tense Stem-Changing verbs (e-i)

Do you already know the verbs above? ... Great! Practice verb conjugation:

repetir ---- el niño (the boy)
answer
servir ---- vosotros
answer
servir ----
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seguir ---- el tren (the train)
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pedir ---- usted
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seguir ---- nosotros
answer
pedir ---- nosotros
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seguir ---- ellos
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pedir ---- ellos
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seguir ---- vosotros
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servir ---- nosotras
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repetir ---- yo
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repetir ---- vosotros
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servir ---- Clara y Lucía
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repetir ---- nosotros
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seguir ---- yo
answer
pedir ---- yo
answer
servir ---- el camarero (the waiter)
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repetir ----
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repetir ---- ustedes
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pedir ---- vosotros
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pedir ----
answer
servir ---- yo
answer
seguir ----
answer