Introduction to ¿Prefieres patinar o esquiar?

Continuing our journey through the stem-vowel changes, we’re going to work on verbs that change from e-ie. This particular stem-vowel change might look familiar, since we just learned one of the verbs: querer. For example, Ella quiere un helado (She wants an ice cream). Incidentally, verbs with a stem-vowel change are sometimes called “verbos de bota” because in the conjugation chart, the stem-vowel change fits into a boot shape (all the forms except nosotros and vosotros).

Picture of a boot with the conjugation chart for querer superimposed on it. Within the boot are the conjugations quiero, quieres, quiere and quieren. Outside the boot are queremos and queréis.


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