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

Volver Vuelvo

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), 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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