Huir vs. Seguir (the first group of irregular gerunds)

AleksandreB1Kwiziq community member

Huir vs. Seguir (the first group of irregular gerunds)

Huir -> Huyendo

Seguir -> Siguiendo

Shouldn't it be Siguyendo?

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Aleksandre

When we have gu + e/i, e.g. guerra, guitarra, guisar, we don't pronounce the -u; we have a soft g, the same as in the English words gate, dog, grand (as opposed to for example general, giant...)

So, when we make the gerund of the verb "seguir", we don't consider that -u as it is silent for us, therefore we have "siguiendo"; this way we still have the "gui" sound.

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

PrahladA1Kwiziq community member

No, the stem change is first-class. If there aren't any stem changes, then it's "yendo". But if there are, you will need to use the stem change in the gerund form also.

Huir vs. Seguir (the first group of irregular gerunds)

Huir -> Huyendo

Seguir -> Siguiendo

Shouldn't it be Siguyendo?

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