"Decir" is the infinitive verb "to say, to tell". "(Yo) digo" means "I say". Correct? Why does the "e" change into an " i " when it's conjugated? What's the rule'
I understand. It's like an irregular verb in English somewhat (swin, swam, swum). I'll just have to learn them as I go along. I'll probably buy a book on Spanish verbs. Thanks.
hi denny, 'Decir' is a verbo doble irregularidad (double irregular verb) so it has 2 irregularities.
it's conjugated as such:
guess there isn't any particular rule to spot irregularities in conjugation.
we'll just have to pick them up on the way.
yes, present 1st person is "digo"
Isn't (Yo) digo 1st person'
Is there a way to tell if a Spanish verb is regular or irregular'
I haven't found a rule, if one exists, but it's usually a pronunciation thing. If it wasn't changed, you would say deco for the 1st person present & I guess somewhere along the line, someone didn't want that or it evolved into what it is today. Some irregulars you can determine the reason, it would be hard to say unless it was changed.
I really don't know what the rule is. As in English, there are irregular verbs in Spanish and this is one of them. You just have to memorize which ones they are. Fortunately, there are not as many in Spanish as there are in English.
Does anyone know the definite rule'