Spanish STEM Changing Verbs

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Spanish Stem Changing Verbs - Quiz

Do you need to study or learn some Spanish stem changing verbs? Take this quiz to see whether you can get all the words correct or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This stem changing Spanish word means to understand.

    • A.

      Entender

    • B.

      Hablar

    • C.

      Comer

    • D.

      Vivir

    Correct Answer
    A. Entender
    Explanation
    Entender is the correct answer because it is a stem-changing verb in Spanish. The stem of the verb "entender" changes from "e" to "ie" in the present tense, so it becomes "entiendo" for the first person singular. This verb means "to understand" in English.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not a stem changing Spanish word?

    • A.

      Mentir

    • B.

      Negar

    • C.

      Aprender

    • D.

      Prefirir

    Correct Answer
    C. Aprender
    Explanation
    The word "aprender" is not a stem changing Spanish word because it does not undergo any vowel change in its stem when conjugated. Stem changing verbs in Spanish, also known as boot verbs, undergo a vowel change in the stem of the verb when conjugated in certain forms. However, "aprender" remains the same in all its conjugations, making it not a stem changing word.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a stem changing verb?

    • A.

      Comprender

    • B.

      Desayunar

    • C.

      Leer

    • D.

      Fregar

    Correct Answer
    D. Fregar
    Explanation
    A stem changing verb, also known as a shoe verb, is a verb that undergoes a change in the stem vowel in certain conjugations. In this case, the stem changing verb is "fregar". When conjugated, the stem vowel "e" changes to "ie" in the present tense for the pronouns "tú" and "usted". For example, "tú friegas" (you wash) and "usted friega" (you wash). This change in the stem vowel distinguishes "fregar" as a stem changing verb among the given options.

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  • 4. 

    This Spanish stem changing verb means to boil.

    • A.

      Escuchar

    • B.

      Hervir

    • C.

      Nadar

    • D.

      Mirar

    Correct Answer
    B. Hervir
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hervir." In Spanish, "hervir" means to boil. It is a stem-changing verb, where the e in the stem changes to ie in the present tense conjugations. This verb is commonly used when referring to the action of boiling water or cooking food at high temperatures.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is a stem changing verb?

    • A.

      Encender

    • B.

      Vender

    • C.

      Recibir

    • D.

      Montar

    Correct Answer
    A. Encender
    Explanation
    Encender is a stem changing verb because it undergoes a vowel change in the stem when conjugated. In the present tense, the letter "e" in the stem changes to "ie" in the second and third person singular forms (tú and él/ella/usted). For example, "yo enciendo" (I turn on), "tú enciendes" (you turn on), and "él/ella/usted enciende" (he/she/you formal turn on). This change in the stem distinguishes encender from regular verbs and makes it a stem changing verb.

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  • 6. 

    Which is not a stem changing verb?

    • A.

      Tropezar

    • B.

      Lavar

    • C.

      Confesar

    • D.

      Dormir

    Correct Answer
    B. Lavar
    Explanation
    The verb "lavar" is not a stem-changing verb because it does not undergo any changes in the stem when conjugated. Stem-changing verbs, on the other hand, experience changes in the vowel of the stem in certain conjugations.

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  • 7. 

    This stem changing verb means to count.

    • A.

      Caminar

    • B.

      Cocinar

    • C.

      Contar

    • D.

      Cantar

    Correct Answer
    C. Contar
    Explanation
    Contar is the correct answer because it means "to count" in Spanish. The stem-changing verb "contar" undergoes a stem change in the present tense, where the o in the stem changes to ue. This means that in the present tense, the conjugations of "contar" are yo cuento, tú cuentas, él/ella cuenta, nosotros contamos, vosotros contáis, and ellos/ellas cuentan.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following words is not a stem changing Spanish verb?

    • A.

      Beber

    • B.

      Defender

    • C.

      Almorzar

    • D.

      Costar

    Correct Answer
    A. Beber
    Explanation
    The stem changing verbs in Spanish undergo a change in the stem vowel in certain conjugations. In the case of "beber," there is no stem change. The stem remains the same throughout all conjugations, making it the only word in the given options that is not a stem changing verb.

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