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.
PONER to put TRAER to bring VALER to value SALIR to leave, go out HACER to do, to make yo pongo traigo valgo salgo hago tú pones traes vales sales haces Ud., él, ella ponen trae vale sale hace nosotros/as ponemos traemos valemos salimos hacemos vosotros/as ponéis traéis valéis salís hacéis 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!
Check out more Spanish Verbs for useful info!