How to Conjugate Spanish Verbs With Irregular “Yo” Form in the Present Tense

In this lesson you will learn how to conjugate Spanish verbs with irregular yo form in the present tense. These verbs may be regular or stem-changing verbs, but they only have an irregular conjugation in the present tense for the “yo” form or first person form.

The following lists show some of the most common verbs with the irregular conjugation in yo form categorized in different subgroups. Stem changing verbs are marked with an asterisk.

Verbs with “go” endings
decir (to say)- digo*
poner (to put)- pongo
salir (to leave)- salgo
tener (to own/to have)- tengo*
valer (to cost)- valgo
venir (to come)- vengo*
aer – aigo
atraer (to attract) – atraigo
caer (to fall) -caigo
extraer (to subtract) – extraigo
traer (to bring) – traigo

cer/cir after a vowel – zco
agradecer (to be grateful for) -agradezco
crecer (to grow)- crezco
desaparecer (to disappear) – desaparezco
obedecer (to obey)- obedezco
ofrecer (to offer)- ofrezco
parecer (to look like)- parezco
producir (to produce) – produzco
traducir (to translate) – traduzco

cer/cir after a consonant – zo
convencer (to convince)- convenzo
ejercer (to exert) – ejerzo
esparcir (to scatter) – esparzo
vencer (to defeat) – venzo

ger/gir – jo
corregir (to correct) – corrijo
dirigir (to conduct) – dirijo
elegir (to chose) – elijo*
exigir (to demand) – exijo
fingir (to pretend) – finjo
proteger (to protect) – protejo
recoger (to pick up) – recojo
sumergir (to submerge) – sumerjo

guir – go
conseguir (to get) – consigo*
distinguir (to distinguish) – distingo
perseguir (to follow) – persigo*
seguir (to follow)- sigo*

quir – co
delinquir (to comit a crime) – delinco
relinquir (to relinquish) – relinco

Unique forms
caber (to fit) – quepo
dar (to give)- doy
hacer (to do)- hago
saber (to know)- se
satisfacer (to satisfy)- satisfago
ver (to see)- veo

Be aware that this is not a comprehensive list. Other verbs that share the same stem are not included here, such as bendecir (to bless), maldecir (to curse) which deviate from the verb decir.

If you wish to continue studying this topic of conjugating Spanish verbs especially verbs with the irregular “yo” form in the present tense, I recommend that you purchase a good verb conjugation book such as 501 Spanish Verbs or the Big Red Book of Spanish verbs. You can find either book at an online or offline book store. I also recommend that you get a copy of the Verbarrator software which covers over 500 Spanish verbs in every tense. But one of the most important things to know is that learning how to conjugate Spanish verbs takes is not easy but with practice and commitment anyone can learn.

Giving A Successful Presentation To A Knitting or Craft Club

Many knitters, be they beginners or more experienced knitters, like to join knitting clubs or circles, where they can make new knitting friends, swap ideas, pick up hints and tips etc. There are clubs for those who hand knit and crochet, as well as for those, who like myself, machine knit. Sometimes these clubs have guest speakers who come along and share their experiences, give demonstrations and talk about their world of knitting.

The first time I was asked to do this, I simply refused. How could I stand in front of a room full of people and talk about myself? The idea filled me with dread. However, after a bit of gentle coaxing by a very persuasive knitting circle leader, I found myself having to prepare something that the group members might find interesting in some way.

I decided to speak about my experiences writing patterns for publication in magazines, as that is what my main forte is. As well as giving a talk, I took some examples of my knitwear with me to show the type of garments that were being commissioned at the time, which were quite complicated, with lots of pattern, shaping, and unusual techniques, many of which the audience were not familiar with.

Although I was like a nervous wreck on the day, I needn’t have been. It was a little daunting to address so many people at once, but when things got going, the time flew. I learned a lot from that first talk, and each one I did afterwards became easier than the last one.

If you have been asked to give a talk at a knitting group, women’s institute, or any other interest group about your knitting, or particular craft specialty, here are a few tips which can help you to make it hassle, and nerves, free. If you have never done a presentation before, and you, like I was, are scared to death by the prospect, reading through my ideas, will hopefully alleviate the stress and give you positive ways to present a good talk.

Make Notes – It is a good idea to have, at least, some sort of outline of what you want to talk about. If you keep to a plan and not go off at tangents, it’s obviously better for yourself as you can stay on track more easily, and much better for your audience, who will stay interested and not get confused by a lot of mixed up ramblings. Even sketchy notes, or bullet points will help rather than trying to rely on memory. If the nerves do just happen to kick in on the day, you will be thankful you wrote things down.

Take some of your knitting or craftwork – People like to look and touch things as well as sit and listen. Bringing physical items to show people, takes the emphasis off you alone, it stimulates conversation with your viewers and makes it more of an interaction between presenter and audience. It also encourages more questions from people, who may ask about techniques or other issues pertaining to your work. All this makes the talk more interesting for everyone, when people are questioning and chipping in with their own comments or ides.

Do you have anything to sell? – If you specialise in baby bonnets, take some. If you knit to order, don’t forget your business cards. Wear your own knitted or hand crafted garments. This is to promote sales. Whether your talk is paid, or unpaid, you might as well try to generate some extra money while you are there. Encourage people to pass your details on to other people too.

Q and A – Always have a ‘question and answer’ session at the end. This lengthens your talk and brings in lots of other interesting conversation by your audience. This is usually the part of a presentation where everyone, including yourself, are more relaxed and conversation, and sometimes laughter, can flow.

Finally, it’s easy to say try not to be nervous… that’s not really very helpful, because even the most seasoned speaker can get butterflies in the tummy on occasion. What is helpful, is to remember that your audience want you to be there. They have chosen you to come along and talk, so they are already interested in what you have to say. Your audience will be on your side. They share the same interests as you, otherwise they wouldn’t be there, so if you look at it in these terms, it is easier to feel confident about your upcoming talk.

What Makes Your Resume Presentable?

A candidate how so ever well qualified he is can not get recruited until and unless his resume captivates the attention of the recruiters. Having a resume is not sufficient. It should be such which magnetizes the attention of the recruiters and compel them to go through it. Making your resume attractive doesn’t mean that your resume should be colorful with tables inserted and lots of pictures inserted. This would rather make the recruiter keep aside your resume in the first place.

To evade this from happening your cv should cover the following aspects:-

• It should be professionally built.
• Should be clean and clear.
• Last but not the least, it should be relevant.

The first step of your resume built up is that it should be professional. By professional cv we don’t mean that it should look professional with a big list of education qualifications. What ever be your school or university education, your application should be professional in the aspects of its presentation. It is your which will put forward your potentialities. This is the voice for your abilities, skills, experience and your worth for the organization.

It should be professional in respect of both paper and ink. It includes plane white crisp paper with dark ink.

The second step to make it presentable is that it should be clean and clear. With clean I mean that it should not include tables or unnecessary lines. A resume should enclose only the content or basic information about the candidate. The resume should be painless to read, easy to run an eye down and inviting. Tables and columns should be avoided.

While preparing a resume you should try to make maximum use of bullets, paragraphs and headings. Always remember that a recruiter is very busy with a huge pile of resumes with him. One thing which will grab his attention toward your resume would be these three things. With bullets, a recruiter can easily go through the main points which you want him to read.

This will further make him go through your resume and thus result in your short listing.Last but not the least, make your resume relevant. This includes exclusion of unrelated, irrelevant and miscellaneous information. Only that information should be included which is applicable to your job profile.

Your resume is the one which put forward your caliber and potentialities in front of the recruiters or we can say that your resume speaks for you..!!!