Some irregular verbs in the simple present
In the simple present, some verbs ending in -cer (like convencer/to convince, ejercer/to exercise and vencer/to defeat) are irregular with the pronoun yo (I): the c se changes to a z.
They are conjugated thus:
Aunque ejerzo la medicina, fumo.
Although I practice medicine, I smoke.
Si te venzo en el partido de tenis, me invitas una cerveza.
If I beat you in the tennis match, you buy me a beer.
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