The present tense of verbs ending in -ger or -gir in Spanish

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The present tense of verbs ending in -ger or -gir

Verbs ending in -ger like coger (to take) and proteger (to protect), or in -gir like dirigir (to manage) and exigir (to demand), change the letter -g for a -j in the present-tense yo-form.

Yo cojo
Tú coges
Él/ella/usted coge
Nosotros/as cogemos
Vosotros/as cogéis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes cogen
Yo dirijo
Tú diriges
Él/ella/usted dirige
Nosotros/as dirigimos
Vosotros/as dirigís
Ellos/ellas/ustedes dirigen
Yo exijo
Tú exiges
Él/ella/usted exige
Nosotros/as exigimos
Vosotros/as exigís
Ellos/ellas/ustedes exigen

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