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Verbs

Argüir (to argue), caber (to fit) y huir (to run away) among the most difficult verbs in Spanish

 

Argüir (to argue), caber (to fit) and huir (to run away) are another three Spanish verbs that have a difficult conjugation and that it has caused headache both native speakers and students of Spanish at some time. Cabo or quepo? Arguyo or arguio? Huyo or huio?


Argüir ( to argue / argüir)

Observe the irregularity in the following tenses of this verb that means, mainly, ‘to give reasons’:

Present tense in the indicative mood: arguyo, arguyes, arguye, argüimos, argüís

Past tense in the indicative mood: argüí, argüiste, arguyó, argüimos, argüisteis

Present tense in the subjunctive mood: arguya, arguyas, arguya, arguyamos, arguyáis

We say:

‘Arguyó que ese es el problema’.

We don’t say:

‘Argüió que ese es el problema’.

Caber (to fit / caber)

Observe the irregularity in the following tenses of this verb that means, mainly, ‘to be contained within something’:

Present tense in the indicative mood: quepo, cabes, cabe, cabemos

Past tense in the indicative mood: cupe, cupiste, cupo, cupimos

Present tense in the subjunctive mood: quepa, quepas, quepa, quepamos

Imperfect tense in the subjunctive mood: cupiera, cupieras, cupiera, cupiéramos

We say:

‘¡Que no te quepa ninguna duda de que ganará el torneo!’

‘Los libros no cupieron en la maleta’.

We don’t say:

‘¡Que no te caba ninguna duda de que ganará el torneo!’

‘Los libros no cabieron en la maleta’.

Huir ( to run away / fugir)

Observe the irregularity in the following tenses of this verb that means, mainly, ‘to get away of a place very fast to avoid a damage or danger’:

Present tense in the indicative mood: huyo, huyes, huye, huimos

Past tense in the indicative mood: hui, huiste, huyó, huimos

Present tense in the subjunctive mood: huya, huyas, huya, huyamos

We say:

‘El ladrón huyó en una furgoneta’.

‘¡No huyas, cobarde!’

We don’t say:

‘El ladrón huió en una furgoneta’.

‘¡No huias, cobarde!’

Madrid, April, 19, 2016,, Sandra Municio / Practica Español

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