Conjugate -ir verbs with e > ie change in El Presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)

Stem-changing verbs e>ie or o>ue  in El Presente have the same irregularity in El Presente de Subjuntivo. There is a vowel change in all forms except the nosotros and vosotros forms.

However -ir e>ie verbs are different because they have an e > i vowel change in the first and second person plural (nosotros and vosotros) in El Presente de Subjuntivo.

Have a look at the following table showing three of these e>ie verbs:

  PREFERIR
to prefer
MENTIR
to lie
SENTIR
to feel
 yo prefiera

mienta

sienta

  prefieras

mientas

sientas

él / ella
usted

prefiera

mienta

 

sienta

nosotros 
nosotras
prefiramos

mintamos

sintamos

vosotros 
vosotras
prefiráis

mintáis

sintáis

ellos / ellas
ustedes
prefieran

mientan

sientan

Notice how for all these verbs, the vowel -e- from the infinitive that is closer to the end of the word becomes -i-  in the nosotros and vosotros forms.

Listen to these examples :

Ha dicho eso para que nos sintamos mejor.
He said that to make us feel better.

No os sintáis obligados a venir.
Don't feel obliged to come.

No mintamos más.
Let's not lie any more.

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Examples and resources

Yo haré lo que ustedes prefieran.
I will do whatever you prefer.


No os sintáis obligados a venir.
Don't feel obliged to come.


Ha dicho eso para que nos sintamos mejor.
He said that to make us feel better.


No mintamos más.
Let's not lie any more.


Q&A

William

Kwiziq community member

16 November 2018

1 reply

First and second person plurals

Notice how for all these verbs, the vowel -e- from the infinitive that is closer to the end of the word becomes -i- except in the nosotros and vosotros forms.

Listen to these examples :

Ha dicho eso para que nos sintamos mejor.
He said that to make us feel better.

No os sintáis obligados a venir.
Don't feel obliged to come.

No mintamos más.
Let's not lie any more.

Is the wording correct, should "except" be deleted here?  

Notice how for all these verbs, the vowel -e- from the infinitive that is closer to the end of the word becomes -i-   IN the nosotros and vosotros forms.

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

16 November 2018

16/11/18

¡Hola William!

You are right and the wording is not correct, we have already changed it.

¡Muchas gracias!

Silvia.

I'll be right with you...