List of all stem changing verbs

Did you know over 120 verbs in the Spanish language are stem changers? Find a full list of all stem changing verbs underneath. Results show the Spanish verbs and their English translation. Click on the Spanish verb to see it’s full conjugation.

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List of all stem changing verbs in Spanish

Spanish stem changing verbEnglish translation
acordarto decide, to resolve, to agree on
acordarseto remember
acostarto put to bed, to lay down
acostarseto go to bed, to lie down
advertirto notice, to observe
agorarto predict, to bode
alentarto encourage
almorzarto lunch, to eat lunch, to have lunch
apostarto bet, to wager
apretarto tight, to press, to squeeze
aprobarto pass, to approve
arrepentirseto regret, to be sorry
atravesarto cross, to cross over
bendecirto bless
calentarto heat up, warm up
calentarseto get warm
cerrarto close, to shut, to shut down
colgarto hang up, to hang
comenzarto begin, to start
competirto compete
confesarto confess, to admit
conseguirto get, to obtain
consentirto consent to, to allow
constituirto constitute
construirto build, to construct
contarto count
contenerto contain, to hold
contribuirto contribute
convenirto agree, to suit
convertirto convert
costarto cost
decirto say, to tell
defenderto defend
demostrarto demonstrate, to show
despertarto wake, to awaken
despertarseto wake up, to lie down
destruirto destroy
detenerto stop, to halt, to arrest
detenerseto stop, to pause, to rest
devolverto return, to restore, to give back
disminuirto diminish
distinguirto distinguish, to make out
distribuirto distribute, to hand out, to send out, to give out
divertirto amuse, to entertain
divertirseto have fun, to have a good time, to enjoy oneself
dormirto sleep
dormirseto go to sleep, to fall asleep
elegirto elect, to chose
empezarto begin, to start
encenderto turn on, to ignite
encontrarto find, to meet, to encounter
entenderto understand, to realize
entretenerto entertain, to amuse
errarto err, to miss, to wander, to mistake
exponerto expose, to exhibit
extenderto extend, to spread
gobernarto govern, to rule
hacerto do, make
helarto freeze, to chill, to ice
hervirto boil
huirto flee, to escape, to run away
incluirto include
influirto influence
invertirto invest
jugarto play
mantenerto maintain, to keep
medirto measure, to gauge
mentirto lie, to tell a lie
merendarto snack, to have tea
morirto die, to kill
mostrarto show, to display, to exhibit
moverto move, to shift, to shake
moverseto move, to travel, to stir
negarto deny, to refuse
negarseto refuse
obtenerto obtain, to get
oírto hear, to listen, to overhear
olerto smell, to sniff
pedirto request, to ask for
pensarto think
perderto lose
perseguirto pursue, to chase, to go after
poderto be able, can, may
predecirto predict, foretell, forecast
preferirto prefer
presentirto presage, to forebode
probarto taste, to test, to try
quebrarto break out, to rupture
quebrarseto break, smash, get broken
quererto want, to love
recomendarto recommend, to advise, to suggest
recordarto remember, to recall
regarto water, to irrigate, to spray
regirto govern, to rule
renovarto renew, to renovate
requerirto require, to call for.
resolverto solve, to resolve, to settle
rogarto plead, to beg, to ask for
seguirto follow, continue
sentarto seat, to sit
sentarseto sit down, to seat oneself
sentirto feel, regret
sentirseto feel
solerto be accustomed to, be accustomed to
sonarto sound, to ring
soñarto dream
sugerirto suggest
surgirto arise, to emerge
sustituirto substitute, to replace
tenerto have
teñirto dye or color
torcerto twist, bend, warp, wring, sprain
tropezarto trip, stumble, slip up
valerto worth, to value
vencerto conquer, to beat, to overcome, to defeat
venirto come
vestirto dress, to wear
vestirseto get dressed, to dress
volarto fly
volverto return, to go back, to come back, to get back
List of all stem changing verbs in Spanish