Yo in Spanish
Now a G, Now an O, GO!
Venir and tener aren’t the only verbs that add an extra ‘g’ before the ‘o’ in the ‘yo’ form. Many commonly used vebs in Spanish are irregular in the ‘yo’ form, even if that is the only irregularity they have.
For example, look at the table below.
to leave, go out
to do, to make
|Ud., él, ella||ponen||trae||vale||sale||hace|
|Uds., ellos, ellas||ponen||traen||valen||salen||hacen|
Note that traer has an additional irregularity in the ‘yo’ form, with an ‘i’ in addition to the extra ‘g’.
Thinking about VALER
You may be interested to know that the word “vale” is quite frequently used in Spain. For example, the phrase “no vale” is often used to mean, “It won’t work,” or “It’s no good.” The phrase “vale,” on the other hand, is a catch-all phrase meaning, “Okay,” or “It’s fine.” You’ll hear it a lot!
In the next section we’ll work on using the verbs: DECIR and DAR - "to say" and "to give.