E to IE Stem Changing Verbs Present Tense Conjugation [+23 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson you will learn about the e to ie stem changing verbs present tense conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how e to ie stem changing verbs are conjugated in Spanish
  • how e to ie stem changing verbs are used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on the e to ie stem changing verbs present tense conjugation
  • how you can practice with flashcards on the e to ie stem changing verbs present tense conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

Please refer to the Spanish A1 Page to get a better overview of Spanish grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of Spanish A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about the e to ie stem changing verbs!

Table of Contents

E to IE Stem Changing Verbs Present Tense Conjugation Table

pensar (to think)perder (to lose)mentir (to lie)
yopiensopierdomiento
piensaspierdesmientes
él/ella/ustedpiensapierdemiente
nosotros/nosotraspensamosperdemosmentimos
vosotros/vosotraspensáisperdéismentís
ellos/ellas/ustedespiensanpierdenmienten

As you can see, in these verbs the -e changes to an –ie in the yo//él/ellos forms.

Common E to IE Stem Changing Verbs

Here’s a list of common e to ie stem changing verbs:

acertarto guess, get right
advertirto advise, warn
cerrarto close, shut
comenzarto begin, commence
confesarto confess
consentirto consent
convertirto convert
defenderto defend
empezarto begin
encenderto light, kindle
entenderto understand
fregarto scrub/wash dishes
hervirto boil
mentirto lie, tell a lie
negarto deny
pensar (en)to think (about)
perderto lose
preferirto prefer
quererto want, wish
referirto refer
sentirto feel sorry, regret
sugerirto suggest
temblarto tremble
tropezar (con)to stumble, bump into

Example Sentences with E to IE Stem Changing Verbs Present Tense Conjugations

This section of the lesson on the e to ie stem changing verbs present tense conjugation is about seeing the verbs in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of the e to ie stem changing verbs present tense conjugation through examples.

The sentences are ordered by verb ending and subject pronoun.

pensar

Yo pienso que es fascinante.

I think it’s fascinating.

recomendar

Lo recomiendo.

I recommend it.

pensar

Quisiera saber lo que tú piensas.

I’d like to know what you think.

calentar

Si tú calientas hielo, se derrite .

If you heat ice, it melts.

pensar

No es tan difícil como usted piensa.

It is not as difficult as you think.

cerrar

Ella cierra la puerta.

She closes the door.

pensar

Nosotros pensamos en palabras e imágenes.

We think in words and images.

recomendar

Nosotros no lo recomendamos.

We do not recommend it.

pensar

¿Qué pensáis vosotros de mi idea?

What do you think about my idea?

empezar

¿Por qué empezáis vosotros ya?

Why are you starting already?

pensar

Ellos piensan que su idioma es el más lindo del mundo.

They think that their language is the most beautiful in the world.

comenzar

Las clases comienzan el lunes.

Classes start on Monday.

perder

Yo nunca pierdo. O gano o aprendo.

I never lose. I either win or learn.

perder

De cualquier manera, tú pierdes.

Either way, you lose.

encender

La luz roja se enciende en caso de peligro.

The red lamp lights up in case of danger.

perder

De esta manera nosotros perdemos mucho tiempo.

In this way we lose a lot of time.

defender

¡Vosotros defendéis la portería con gran velocidad!

You defend the goal with great speed!

encender

Las luces se encienden cuando das una palmada.

The lights turn on when you clap your hands.

mentir

¿Usted cree que yo miento?

Do you think I’m lying?

sugerir

¿Qué sugieres tú?

What do you suggest?

hervir

Ella hierve agua para lavarse el pelo.

She boils water to wash her hair.

sugerir

Carlos me sugiere que visite el museo.

Carlos suggests I visit the museum.

mentir

Nosotros dos sabemos que vosotros dos mentís.

The two of us know that the two of you are lying.

hervir

Ellas hierven agua para el té.

They boil water for tea.

Quiz Yourself on the E to IE Stem Changing Verbs Present Tense Conjugation

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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