"consiste" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

consistir
intransitive verb
also:
  • consistir en -> to consist of (ser, componerse de)
  • la oferta consiste en una impresora y un escáner -> the offer consists of a printer and a scanner
  • ¿en qué consiste su problema? -> what exactly is your problem?
  • su tarea consiste en atender el teléfono -> her job simply involves o entails answering the phone
also:
  • consistir en -> to lie in, to be based on (basarse en)

consistir [con-sis-teer’]
verb neuter
1. To consist, to subsist, to continue fixed; to lie. (n)
2. To consist, to be comprised, to be contained. (n)
3. To consist, to be composed. (n)
  • Consistir en -> to be due to, to be accounted for by
  • No consiste en eso la dificultad -> the difficulty does not lie in that
  • Swatractivo consiste en su naturalidad -> her charm lies in her naturalness

consistir
verbo:intransitivo
1
consistir en (componerse de) to consist of
la decoración consiste en un cuadro y un jarrón the decoration consisted of a picture and a vase; este periódico consiste en varias secciones fijas this newspaper is made up of various regular sections
¿en qué consiste su patrimonio?
2
consistir en (ser)
el juego consiste en adivinar palabras the object of the game is to guess words; su misión consiste en aclarar el problema her task is to solve the problem; su atractivo consiste en su timidez her shyness is what makes her attractive; el secreto o truco consiste en añadir un poco de vino the secret lies in adding a little wine; todo consiste en saber qué es lo importante it's all a question of knowing what's important; ¿en qué consiste el trabajo? what does the job involve o entail?; ¿en qué consiste para ti la democracia? what does democracy mean for you?; su política consiste en decir cosas impresionantes his policy consists of saying things to impress

Verb Conjugations for "consistir" (go to to consist of, to be made of)

Indicative

Present
Preterit
Imperfect
Conditional
Future
yo consisto consistí consistía consistiría consistiré
consistes consististe consistías consistirías consistirás
él/ella/Ud. consiste consistió consistía consistiría consistirá
nosotros consistimos consistimos consistíamos consistiríamos consistiremos
vosotros consistís consististeis consistíais consistiríais consistiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. consisten consistieron consistían consistirían consistirán
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