Irregular verbs in the present tense: poder (to be able to), volver (to return), dormir (to sleep), etc.

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Irregular verbs in the present tense: poder (to be able to), volver (to return), dormir (to sleep), etc. 

Some verbs change their stem from o to ue in the simple present:

Recordar → Recuerdo

To remember → I remember

VolverVuelvo

To return → I return

Morir → Muero

To die → I die

The full conjugation table is as follows:

Almorzar
Yo almuerzo
Tú almuerzas
Él/ella/usted almuerza
Nosotros/as almorzamos
Vosotros/as almorzáis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes almuerzan
Poder
Yo puedo
Tú puedes
Él/ella/usted puede
Nosotros/as podemos
Vosotros/as podéis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes pueden
Dormir
Yo duermo
Tú duermes
Él/ella/usted duerme
Nosotros/as dormimos
Vosotros/as dormís
Ellos/ellas/ustedes duermen

Some common verbs that follow this logic: contar (to tell), soltar (to let go), soñar (to dream), encontrar (to find), doler (to hurt) and mover (to move).

Nunca me cuentas nada.

You never tell me anything.

Sueño con ir a Valparaíso.

I dream of going to Valparaiso.

A Carolina le duele la cabeza.

Carolina’s head hurts.

Note: As you can see in the conjugation table above, these verbs stay regular in the nosotros/as and vosotros/as forms.

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